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monolayer

[mon-uh-ley-er]
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noun Physical Chemistry.
  1. molecular film.
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Origin of monolayer

First recorded in 1930–35; mono- + layer
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British Dictionary definitions for monolayer

monolayer

noun
  1. a single layer of atoms or molecules adsorbed on a surfaceAlso called: molecular film
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monolayer in Medicine

monolayer

(mŏnō-lā′ər)
n.
  1. A film or layer one molecule thick formed at the interface between water and either oil or air by a substance such as a partially esterified fatty acid that contains both hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups in the same molecule.
  2. A confluent sheet of cells, one cell deep, growing on a surface in a cell culture.
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