Meaning Amphiphile
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Amphiphile


An organic compound that contains both hydrophilic (having water affinity) and hydrophobic (having no water affinity) portions (amphi = both). The molecule is therefore both hydrophilic and lipophilic (fat loving), Examples include surfactants, detergents, soaps and phosopholipids. Such a compound is known as amphiphilic or amphipathic.
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Amphiphile


If a substance is both hydrophile and lipophile it is designated amphiphile. Such a substance is water-attractive and oil-attractive as well. Amphiphile substances usually are essential components of [..]
Source: plasma.com

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