[ bahy-ley-er ]
/ ˈbaɪˌleɪ ər /

noun Biochemistry.

a structure composed of two molecular layers, especially of phospholipids in cellular membranes.

Origin of bilayer

First recorded in 1960–65; bi-1 + layer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for bilayer

[ bīlā′ər ]


A structure, such as a film or membrane, consisting of two molecular layers.
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