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amphiphilic

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amphiphilic

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  1. (chemistry, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Being a detergent: having both hydrophilic and hydrophobic (or lipophilic) groups.
  2. (biochemistry, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Having one surface consisting of hydrophilic amino acids and the opposite surface consisting of hydrophobic (or lipophilic) ones.

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