Amphipathic



(of a molecule) having two different affinities, as a polar end that is attracted to water and a nonpolar end that is repelled by it.
adjective
(chem, biochem) of or relating to a molecule that possesses both hydrophobic and hydrophilic elements, such as are found in detergents, or phospholipids of biological membranes

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