What is another word for lipophilic?

3 synonyms found


[ lˌɪpəfˈɪlɪk], [ lˌɪpəfˈɪlɪk], [ l_ˌɪ_p_ə_f_ˈɪ_l_ɪ_k]

Synonyms for Lipophilic:

How to use "Lipophilic" in context?

Lipophilic substances are molecules that are attracted to oils and fats. This means that lipophilic substances will mainly dissolve in lipids (fats) which makes them very soluble in oils and fats.

This property makes lipophilic substances useful in a number of ways. For example, lipophilic chemists often use lipophilic substances in oil refineries to break down stubborn oil molecules. Lipophilic drugs are also effective at crossing the blood-brain barrier, which is why they are often used to treat brain diseases.

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