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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: li'o-fo'bik


  1. In colloid chemistry, denoting a dispersed phase having but slight affinity for the dispersion medium; when the dispersed phase is lyophobic, the colloid is usually an irreversible one.
  2. Denoting a lack of preference or rejection of the solvent.

[lyo- + G. phobos, fear]

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