bilayer

[ bahy-ley-er ]
/ ˈbaɪˌleɪ ər /

noun Biochemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. bilateral,
  2. bilateral hermaphroditism,
  3. bilateral symmetry,
  4. bilateral trade,
  5. bilateralism,
  6. bilbao,
  7. bilberry,
  8. bilbo,
  9. bilbo, theodore gilmore,
  10. bilboes

Origin of bilayer

First recorded in 1960–65; bi-1 + layer

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Medicine definitions for bilayer

bilayer

[ bīlā′ər ]

n.

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

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