indicating dispersion or dissolution: lyophilic, lyophilize, lyophobic
Dispersion; dissolution: lyophilic.
[lahy-uh-krat-ik] /ˌlaɪ əˈkræt ɪk/ adjective, Physical Chemistry. 1. noting a colloid owing its stability to the affinity of its particles for the liquid in which they are dispersed.
[lahy-ol-uh-sis] /laɪˈɒl ə sɪs/ noun, Chemistry. 1. . /laɪˈɒlɪsɪs/ noun 1. (chem) the formation of an acid and a base from the interaction of a salt with a solvent
[lahy-uh n for 1; French lyawn for 2] /ˈlaɪ ən for 1; French lyɔ̃ for 2/ noun 1. Mary, 1797–1849, U.S. pioneer in advocating and providing advanced education for women: founder of Mount Holyoke College. 2. . [ham-uh l-tuh n] /ˈhæm əl tən/ noun 1. Alexander, 1757–1804, American statesman and writer on government: the first […]
[lahy-uh n] /ˈlaɪ ən/ noun 1. a vine, Mucuna niveum, of southern Asia and the Philippines, having showy clusters of white flowers and whitish hairy pods, grown widely as a forage crop.