SYN: amphipathic. [amphi- + G. phobos, fear]

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • amphipathic — 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] …   Medical dictionary

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