lyophobic

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lyo- (solvent, dispersion) +‎ -phobic (having aversion to), from Ancient Greek λύω (lúō, to loosen, to dissolve) + φόβος (phóbos, fear) + Latin -icus.

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lyophobic (comparative more lyophobic, superlative most lyophobic)

  1. (geology, of a colloid) Having no affinity for the dispersion medium and thus easily precipitated.

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