amphiphile

EnglishEdit

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From the Greek "amphis" = both, and "philia" = love

NounEdit

amphiphile (plural amphiphiles)

  1. (chemistry) A chemical compound which has both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties. Many such compounds are used as surfactants.

Related termsEdit

Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 15:30