Last modified on 2 November 2013, at 20:39

amphiphilic

EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

amphiphilic (comparative more amphiphilic, superlative most amphiphilic)

  1. (chemistry, of a molecule) Being a detergent: having both hydrophilic and hydrophobic (or lipophilic) groups.
  2. (biochemistry, of a protein, especially an alpha helix) Having one surface consisting of hydrophilic amino acids and the opposite surface consisting of hydrophobic (or lipophilic) ones.

See alsoEdit