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[lahy-uh-foh-bik, -fob-ik] /ˌlaɪ əˈfoʊ bɪk, -ˈfɒb ɪk/

adjective, Physical Chemistry.
noting a colloid the particles of which have little or no affinity for the liquid in which they are dispersed.
(chem) (of a colloid) having a dispersed phase with little or no affinity for the continuous phase: a lyophobic sol Compare lyophilic

lyophobic ly·o·pho·bic (lī’ə-fō’bĭk)
Characterized by a lack of attraction between the colloid medium and the dispersion medium of a colloidal system.


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