Definitions for "lipophilic"
having an affinity for lipids; -- of chemical substances or parts of molecules. Contrasted to lipophobic or polar.
lipophilicity. Refers to a substance's solubility in fat. Lipophilicity can be measured by shaking the substance with a two-phase mixture of water and 1-octanol and observing the final concentrations of the substance in the two layers. Lipophilic substances will move into the 1-octanol layer, while hydrophilic substances stay in the water.
Attracted to oil; oil-soluble.
The (usually fatty) organic-liquid-preferring nature of a species. The part of a molecule that is organic-liquid-preferring in nature is referred to as a lipophile.
Attracted to fatty tissues.