Amphiphatic

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Amphipathic

Also known as "amphiphilic," amphipathic molecules posses both a polar and a non-polar region and exhibit both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties. Examples of such molecules include phospholipids and detergents. 


References

Alberts Bruce, Johnson Alexander, Lewis Julian, Raff Martin, Roberts Keith, Walter Peter (2008) Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th edition, New York: Garland Science, p. 59. 


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