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Monolayer

monolayer
(Science: chemistry) A single layer of any molecule, but most commonly applied to polar lipids. Can be formed at an air/water interface in experimental systems. The term should not be used to describe one layer of a lipid bilayer, for which the term leaflet is generally used.
See: monolayering of cells.


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