hydrofuge

hydrofuge

[′hī·drə‚fyüj]
(zoology)
Of a structure, shedding water, as the hair on certain animals.
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For parthenogenetic females and both sexes of bisexual adults, we observed 6 types of sensilla, including hydrofuge scales, trichoid sensilla, 2 types of squamiform sensilla, tuft hairs and Bohm bristles.
One more important bioproperty- chemical polarity of the compounds and structures (water and hydrofuge organics, alkaline and acid parts of amino acids, polypeptide and polynucleotide chains)- was added to this group by the author.
On one hand, the contrast interaction between a) water and hydrofuge organic compounds, b) amines and acids in polypeptide chains, and c) polypeptide and polynucleotide chains, which represent the chemically polar substance, support the repulsive forces in prebiotic bisystems.