Definition of Monolayer

1. Noun. (chemistry) A layer of material that is one molecule thick ¹



2. Noun. (biology) A layer of tissue that is one cell thick ¹

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Definition of Monolayer

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Medical Definition of Monolayer

1. 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. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monolayer

monoimines
monoinfection
monoiodotyrosine
monoisonitrosoacetone
monoisopropylamine
monoisotopic
monojet
monojets
monokine
monokines
monokini
monokinis
monolatrism
monolatry
monolaurate
monolayer (current term)
monolayered
monolayering of cell
monolayerlike
monolayers
monoleptic fever
monolexemic
monoligated
monolignol
monoline
monolinear
monolines
monolingual
monolingualism
monolingually

Literary usage of Monolayer

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Purification of Neonatal Rat Pancreatic monolayer Cultures for Endocrine Cells (40657)1 WILFRED Y. FUJIMOTO Department of Medicine RG-20. ..."

2. Thin Polymer and Phospholipid Films for Biosensors: Characterisation with by Torbjorn Tjarnhage (1997)
"Another interpretation is that the well-ordered lipid LB monolayer changes into a less well-ordered structure when liposomes hit the surface. ..."

3. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"A normal monolayer of secondary calf kidney cells stained by H & E. X 185. Fig. 2. Secondary calf kidney monolayer 16 hours after infection with F46 virus ..."

4. Fission Gas Behaviour in Water Reactor Fuels: Seminar Proceedings, Cadarache by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2002)
"In addition, the assumption of a single monolayer coverage for ns is reasonable considering that a monolayer is not normally exceeded with chemisorption. ..."

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