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LD50/Lethal Dose

By definition, LD50 means the dose (quantity) of a chemical, which has been calculated to cause death in 50% of a defined experimental animal population. See also NOAEL.

Lyophilic

Literally "solvent loving". The situation where the dispersed phase in a suspension have a very strong affinity for the continuous phase. In water based suspensions also called Hydrophilic. All ions have a strong affinity for water and are thus lyophilic.

Lyophobic

Literally "solvent fearing". The situation where the dispersed phase in a suspension such as silver metal particles have no affinity for the continuous phase. In water based suspensions also called Hydrophobic.