Definition of hydrophobicity in English:

hydrophobicity

noun

See hydrophobic

  • ‘The amount of dimer that exists in organic solvents often increases with increasing solvent hydrophobicity (decreasing dielectric).’
  • ‘This is a significant drawback because the dependency of intermembrane transfer on lipid hydrophobicity is a very useful criterion when assessing the mechanism of transfer.’
  • ‘The researchers found that beta-peptides showed similar trends, with decreases in hydrophobicity leading to greater selectivity for bacterial cells.’
  • ‘The role of these structures in determining spore hydrophobicity, adhesion, dispersal, and resistance to environment stresses is poorly understood.’
  • ‘These results were similar to previously reported values for polystyrene and showed high hydrophobicity.’