amphiphile etymology

English word amphiphile comes from English -phile, English amphi- (Both.)

Detailed word origin of amphiphile

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-phile English (eng) Forming nouns and adjectives meaning "loving", "friendly", or "friend".
amphi- English (eng) Both.
amphiphile English (eng) (chemistry) A chemical compound which has both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties. Many such compounds are used as surfactants.

Words with the same origin as amphiphile

Descendants of -phile
Hungarophile Indophile Londonphile Turcophile Xenaphile capnophile coprophile entomophile gerontophile infracaninophile mesophile necrophile oenophile parthenophile pedophile pianophile pronucleophile psammophile redophile scopophile siderophile spankophile tobaccophile toxophile
Descendants of amphi-
amphiberingian amphichiral amphicontinental amphicoronate amphidelphic amphidiploid amphidisc amphidynamic amphiequatorial amphigamous amphigen amphigony amphihexahedral amphihexahedron amphinucleolus amphipathic amphiphyte amphiplatyan amphiprotic amphiproticity amphistomatic amphitrophic amphitropic amphitropical