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In biochemistry, a hydrophobic species is one that tends to be electrically neutral and nonpolar, and thus preferring neutral and nonpolar solvents or molecular environments. Hydrophobic is often used interchangeably with "oily" or "lipophilic[?]".

Compare: hydrophilic, hydrophobia.

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