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Hydrophilic

Describing any substance that absorbs or attracts water. This is important in the petroleum industry.
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In contrast, the high expression in spleen, kidney, liver and intestine suggested that these organs might involve in the adaptive immune system (Chen et al., 2006; Li et al., 2011; Xu et al., 2009).Challenge of swamp eel with the pathogenic bacteria, Aeromonas hydrophilia, resulted in marked changes in the pattern of expression levels of MHC-DAB.
Aeromonas hydrophilia is a gram-negative bacterium that causes hemorrhagic septicemia and ulcer diseases in fish, and acute bacterial diarrhea, septicemia, and would infections in humans.
Other resistant bacteria identified were Aeromonas hydrophilia and Providencia alcalifaciens (Table 3) which have been reported as normal flora in catfish processing plants (Wachalatone, 1996).
The major complication with leech use is the possibility of infection from Aeromonas hydrophilia, a bacteria found in leech saliva.
All venom samples demonstrated inhibitory effects on all four test bacteria--Escherichia coli, Aeromonas hydrophilia, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Micro-nano Ti[O.sub.2] is poor in compatibility with high polymer material because of small grain size, high surface energy, and, especially, strong hydrophilia for surface hydroxylation.
Those hydrophilic functional groups result in the enhanced hydrophilia of the obtained composite.