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Medical Term:

hydrophilic

Pronunciation: hi'dro-fil'ik

Definition

  1. Denoting the property of attracting or associating with water molecules, possessed by polar radicals or ions, as opposed to hydrophobic (2).
  2. Tending to dissolve in water.
  3. Polar.

Synonym(s): hydrophilous

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