hydrophobic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hydrophobic abnormally afraid of water
    • adj hydrophobic lacking affinity for water; tending to repel and not absorb water; tending not to dissolve in or mix with or be wetted by water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Hydrophobic Of or pertaining to hydrophobia; producing or caused by rabies; as, hydrophobic symptoms; the hydrophobic poison.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hydrophobic Of, pertaining to, or affected with hydrophobia or rabies; rabid.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. hydrophobicus, Gr. : cf. F. hydrophobique,

Usage

In literature:

Associated Words: rabid, rabietic, hydrophobic, antihydrophobic.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
I reached the wharf and jumped into a boat; the unhappy Blanchard, who is a hydrophobe, followed me.
"The Cross of Berny" by Emile de Girardin
The Hydrophobic Skunk is a creature of such surpassing accomplishments and vivid personality that I feel he is entitled to a new chapter.
"Roughing it De Luxe" by Irvin S. Cobb
We made the acquaintance of the Hydrophobic Skunk when we rode down Hermit Trail.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Indagator on smothering hydrophobic patients, 10.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
We'll come to the hydrophobic stage later on.
"The City of Numbered Days" by Francis Lynde
If water be the continuous phase the terms "hydrophile" and "hydrophobe" are often used.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett
On the contrary, the English nation is remarkable for an almost hydrophobic dislike to it.
"Every Man his own Doctor" by R. T. Claridge
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In poetry:

What tragic choices such a dog
Presents to visitor or friend!
Outside there is the Glasgow fog;
Within, a hydrophobic end.
"To a Lady with an Unruly and Ill-mannered Dog Who Bit several Persons of Importance" by Sir Walter Raleigh

In news:

Metal columns and hydrophobic surfaces.
After years of perfecting the hydrophobically modified polymer technology launched in this cleanser , Johnson & Johnson scientists are now re-shifting the everyday cleansing approach with the launch, the company stated.
Silicone hydrogels are inherently less flexible and have a more hydrophobic surface than do conventional HEMA-based hydrogels .
Gelest, Inc has updated its Hydrophobicity , Hydrophilicity and Silane Surface Modification brochure.
The resulting layer of hydrophobic protection reduces water absorption and the damage that can occur due to freeze-thaw cycles.
Handle highly-abrasive material with Philippi-Hagenbuch's line of HiVol Hard Rock/Ore Bodies, which have hydrophobic steel and high abrasion liners to provide durability.
They're presented as sailing shoes, because they support your feet for quick movement, not plodding steps , and they're light and strong, made of breathable, hydrophobic mesh upper material and layers of toe and heel reinforcing.
The waxy outside is hydrophobic.
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In science:

The hydrophobic interaction Ehp consists of two types of terms.
Teaching computers to fold proteins
If we identify the thickness dc = 21u of hydrophobic core in the tensionless state with 3nm and utilize a typical value for the self-diffusion coefficient of lipids in bilayer membranes, D ≈ 6 · 106nm2/s, we estimate that one MCS corresponds to 0.36 ps.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
Density profiles of the hydrophilic and hydrophobic parts of the amphiphiles in the presence of the stalk, obtained by averaging over configurations, are shown in Fig. 10.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
In these panels one sees the cross-section of connections between bilayers (hydrophobic core of stalks) as dark regions.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
The amphiphiles were modeled as a rigid rod comprising one hydrophilic and two hydrophobic beads.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
Hydrophilic and hydrophobic segments are represented by spheres and cylinders, respectively.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
Lipids tilt at the contact and (d) the hydrophobic tails of some amphiphiles begin to splay.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
Splayed molecules then associate by their tails to form a new hydrophobic core, (f ) which expands as the tails extend to form a classical stalk-like structure.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
Utilizing a similar coarse-grained bead-spring model [ 413], Smeijers et al [ 403] also provide a detailed description of stalk formation and emphasize the role of fluctuations that give rise to microscopic hydrophobic patches of the bilayers.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
Hydrophobic matching, aggregation, and their effect on fusion. J.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
Biosci., 7, 143-154 Cornette, J.L., Cease, K.B., Margalit, H., Spouge, J.L., Berzofsky, J.A. & DeLisi, C. (1987) Hydrophobicity scales and computational techniques for detecting amphipathic structures in proteins. J.
A web server to locate periodicities in a sequence
This corresponds to the more inhomogeneous and the less hydrophobic coating.
Capillary Bridge Formation and Breakage: A Test to Characterize Antiadhesive Surfaces
Such SMEDDS particularly interest researchers because of their ability to deliver hydrophobic drugs. With almost 40% of new drug compounds hydrophobic10, the potential commercial viability of SMEDDS is great.
Applications and Use of Microemulsions
Linking polymer chains of different or even contrary properties, like hydrophile and hydrophobe chains, one receives systems with qualitatively new behavior.
Copolymer Networks and Stars: Scaling Exponents
For the sake of simplicity inter-helical hydrogen bonds are not distinguished from hydrophobic interactions (hence we disregard their dependence on orientation), and both are described by Hij .
Testing the helix model for protein folding on four simple proteins
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