lyotropic etymology

English word lyotropic comes from English -tropic, English lyo- ((chemistry) solvent, dissolving, dispersion.)

Detailed word origin of lyotropic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-tropic English (eng) (science) affecting or attracted to the thing specified. (science) turning or changing.
lyo- English (eng) (chemistry) solvent, dissolving, dispersion.
lyotropic English (eng) (chemistry, physics) describing a liquid crystal that exhibits phase transitions as a function of concentration.

Words with the same origin as lyotropic

Descendants of -tropic
adrenotropic aeolotropic chronotropic ecotropic endosomotropic enterotropic gravitropic hepatotropic idiotropic immunotropic lactotropic lipotropic mucosotropic musculotropically oculotropic orthotropic osteotropic plagiotropic renotropic reticulotropic thixotropic thyrotropic xenotropic æolotropic
Descendants of lyo-
ly- lyophile lyophobe lyotropy