Glossary

hydrophilic

Hydrophilicity comes from the Greek and means loving water (ὕδωρ / hydor / “hydros” - water, φιλος / phílos - loving), which means that a substance is water-loving. The opposite of hydrophilicity is hydrophobicity. A hydrophilic surface of a solid has a high surface energy. The drop of water spreads.

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