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hydrophobic

[¦hī·drə′fō·bik]
(chemistry)
Lacking an affinity for, repelling, or failing to adsorb or absorb water.
(medicine)
Of, pertaining to, or suffering from hydrophobia.
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The morphological structure of the solidification front differs for different substrates' hydrophobicity and absolute temperatures.
In a first attempt to prove the probiotic potential of isolated strains in a in vivo assay, four strains were selected: strain MAt35 with high hydrophobicity, high enzymatic activity and high autoaggregation percentage; strain GAtB1 with medium hydrophobicity, high enzymatic activity and high autoaggregation and coaggregation percentages; strain MAt29 was also proven in order to compare with a strain with low hydrophobicity but a high coaggregation percentage.
Occurrence and variability of hydrophobicity in the soil Hydrophobicity has been documented in various locations and soil and climatic conditions, found in humid tropical climates (VOGELMANN et al.
Though silicone-based materials are generally viewed as hydrophobic, that hydrophobicity relates to liquid water, not water vapor.
In this study, the hydrophobicity and auto aggregation experiments showed potential adhesion skills of L.
2]O solution play important roles on the super hydrophobicity of the aluminium alloy, while the super hydrophobic aluminium alloy surface with water contact angle of [158.
The result from NR adsorption capacity of SGC, demonstrate that hydrophobicity interaction may have played a key role in the NR adsorption.
For further analysis of the cell surface characteristics, the cell surface hydrophobicity of the 20 lactobacilli were measured.
References of several studies on food protein structure function relationships have emphasized the importance of protein hydrophobicity for protein functional properties after different treatments and/or processes (Mignino et al, 2008).
Equation(2) predicts the following: since r > 1, roughness could amplifies both hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity (Han et al.
The whole cranberry extract was observed to exhibit the most powerful antibacterial activity against UPEC in vitro, with stronger inhibitions in surface hydrophobicity and biofilm formation compared with the isolated fractions.
In this way, this work intended to characterize the leaf surface at the microscale, investigating the effect and influence of epicuticular wax granules on the hydrophobicity of these surfaces.