amphipathic /ˌamfɪˈpaθɪk / amphiphilic /ˌamfɪˈfɪlɪk/

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I. adjective


[Biochemistry] (of a molecule, especially a protein) having both hydrophilic and hydrophobic parts.
– origin 1930s: from amphi- + Greek pathikos (from pathos ‘experience’).

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