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amphipathic (not comparable)
- (chemistry) Describing a molecule, such as a detergent, which has both hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups.
- (biochemistry) Of the surface(s) on a protein, particularly an alpha helix, where one surface of the alpha helix has hydrophilic amino acids and the opposite face has hydrophobic (or lipophilic) amino acids.
of a molecule: having both hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups
of an alpha helix: having one surface with hydrophilic amino acids and the opposite surface with hydrophobic or lipophilic aminoacids