Having both hydrophilic ("water loving") and hydrophobic ("water hating") regions within the same molecule. Phospholipids and bile salts are good examples of amphipathic molecules.
(am´ fi path´ ic) [Gr. amphi: both + pathos: emotion] • Of a molecule, having both hydrophilic and hydrophobic regions.
Having both hydrophobic and hydrophilic regions, as in a phospholipid or a detergent molecule.
In the case of surfactants: having both lyophilic and lyophobic groups (properties) in the same molecule. Also referred to as being amphiphilic.
a bio molecule that contains both polar (water friendly) and non-polar (water repelling) domains (Biotech Life Science Dictionary 1998).
a molecule that is "water-loving" (i.e., polar) at one end and "water-hating" (i.e., nonpolar) at the other end; helps hold polar and nonpolar molecules together; characteristic of detergents and of the phospholipid molecules in the membranes of living things
Referring to a molecule or structure that has both a hydrophobic and a hydrophilic part.
denotes a molecule combining hydrophilic and lipophilic ( hydrophobic) properties
having both hydrophobic and hydrophilic regions in a single molecule.