Meaning of lyophobic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌlʌɪə(ʊ)ˈfəʊbɪk/


  • (of a colloid) not lyophilic.

    ‘In lyophobic colloids the particle-solvent interaction is energetically unfavorable and the suspension will sooner or later separate.’
    • ‘When a polymer solution droplet is deposited on a lyophobic surface, the contact line is moved back to some degree and subsequently pinned.’
    • ‘All of them thought that they were computing the stability of a lyophobic colloid with respect to coagulation.’