hydrophile

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

hydro- +‎ -phile

NounEdit

hydrophile (plural hydrophiles)

  1. (chemistry) Any hydrophilic substance.
  2. (zoology) Any organism that thrives in the presence of water.
    • 1986, James Kenneth Liebherr, Cladistic Analysis of North American Platynini:
      Hydrophiles usually retain flight capability because they must recolonize unstable habitats.

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AdjectiveEdit

hydrophile (comparative more hydrophile, superlative most hydrophile)

  1. Hydrophilic.
    • 1926, Ars Medici:
      lt is difficult to produce an absolutely non-irritant vaseline. Lanolin (wool fat) is indeed clear and smooth but it is neither very hydrophile nor neutral, so that it cannot be mixed with basic substances such as zinc oxide without saponifying.
    • 1976, Studia biophysica:
      Partial dehydration of MetHb (by forming films at high relative humidities from solutions) produces a haemichrome structure of this molecule. These structural changes are prevented by binding the molecules to a very hydrophile dialdehyde - Sephadex carrier (DAS).
    • 1982, Y.P. Mel'nik, Precambrian Banded-Iron-Formations (→ISBN), page 130:
      They are very hydrophile, and hydration of the particles is a factor sufficient to make the colloidal system stable even in the absence of stabilizing electrolytes, i.e. when the particles have no electrical charge of their own.
    • 2000, Geological Quarterly:
      [...] reacts with water to a minimum extent, by contrast with minerals of the smectite group, which are regarded as very hydrophile due to their labile, “mobile” structure.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

hydrophile (plural hydrophiles)

  1. absorbant
  2. (chemistry) hydrophilic

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

hydrophile m (plural hydrophiles)

  1. (zoology) hydrophilid

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

hydrophile

  1. inflection of hydrophil:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular