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hydrophilic

Chem tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water

hydrophilic

[‚hī·drə′fil·ik]
(chemistry)
Having an affinity for, attracting, adsorbing, or absorbing water.
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Depending on the amount of additive, the hydrophobicity of the silicones decreases until the contact angle drops below 90[degrees] and the silicone elastomer surface becomes hydrophilic.
Most vitamin C derivatives are hydrophilic (having affinity for water) but the unique aspect of APPS lies in its amphiphilic nature, as it displays both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties.
ii] According to Terumo Corporation, the company's guidewires are the most preferred hydrophilic wire in the U.
The Global Soft Hydrophilic Contact Lenses Industry Report 2015 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the soft hydrophilic contact lenses industry.
The investigators determined the antioxidant activity of the hydrophilic, lipophilic and free-soluble phenolic extracts, containing freely solvent-soluble antioxidants, and the antioxidant activity of insoluble-bound phenolic extracts, which represented the phenolic fraction ester-linked to insoluble cell wall polymers.
The last of the new catheter offerings is the Teleflex Rusch FLOCATH QUICK Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter.
Shin and Ha 2002 measured the amount of water hold-up on hydrophilic heat exchangers with three different fin shapes (plain fin, plain fin with a slant end, and discrete plain fins).
The Insignia Hydrophilic Connection Hat creates a complete seal during rehabilitation by forming a compression gasket positioned between a mainline liner and a cured-in-place lateral liner thus sealing the collection system at an identified critical source of maximum infiltration.
Although titanium dioxide films are used as hydrophilic self-cleaning nanocoatings on glass surfaces, they lose these properties at ultra-violet-free places.
The researchers separated the rats into a control group, an olive oil group, and 6 groups that were exposed to the herbicide '2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid' with or without either whole olive oil, or one of two oil extracts - the hydrophilic fraction or the lipophilic fraction.
The aluminum fins are usually coated with hydrophilic materials in order to promote the hydrophilicity of fins and the air-side performance of the finned-tube evaporators under dehumidifying conditions (Hong 1996; Wang and Chang 1997; Ma et al.