Capable of dissolving, of being dissolved in, or of absorbing lipids.

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li·po·phil·ic .lip-ə-'fil-ik, .līp- adj having an affinity for lipids (as fats) <a \lipophilic metabolite> compare HYDROPHILIC, LYOPHILIC, OLEOPHILIC
li·po·phi·lic·i·ty -fi-'lis-ət-ē n, pl -ties

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lip·o·phil·ic (lip″o-filґik) 1. having an affinity for fat; pertaining to or characterized by lipophilia. 2. absorbing, dissolving, or being dissolved in lipids; used particularly of certain stains or dyes.

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