- Denoting a molecule, such as comprises detergents or wetting agents, that contains groups with characteristically different properties, e.g., both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties. SYN: amphiphilic, amphiphobic. [amphi- + G. pathos, feeling]
* * *am·phi·path 'am-fə-.path n
* * *am·phi·path·ic (am″fĭ-pathґik) of or relating to molecules containing groups with characteristically different properties, e.g., both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties.
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amphipathic — amphipathic. См. амфипатический. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) … Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.
amphipathic — adjective Etymology: amphi + pathic (as in empathic) Date: 1936 amphiphilic … New Collegiate Dictionary
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amphipathic — /am feuh path ik/, adj. Chem. (of a molecule) having two different affinities, as a polar end that is attracted to water and a nonpolar end that is repelled by it. [1970 75; AMPHI + PATHIC] * * * … Universalium
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amphipathic — [ˌamfɪ paθɪk] (also amphiphilic ˌamfɪ fɪlɪk) adjective Biochemistry (of a molecule) having both hydrophilic and hydrophobic parts. Origin 1930s: from amphi + Gk pathikos (from pathos experience ) … English new terms dictionary
amphipathic — am·phi·path·ic … English syllables
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