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Amphipathic

  • Definition: Adjective to describe a molecule with one part soluble in water (polar) and another part insoluble in water (nonpolar). Such compounds have a natural tendency to assemble themselves into semipermeable membranes.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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