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Lipophilic

Similar term(s): lipophilicity.

Definition:

Lipophilic or 'lipid-loving' molecules are attracted to lipids. A substance is lipophilic if it is able to dissolve much more easily in lipid (a class of oily organic compounds) than in water.

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The degree of lipophilicity is expressed as octanol-water partitioning coefficient: Kow.

Source: GreenFacts

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