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monolayer

[ mon-uh-ley-er ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈleɪ ər /
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noun Physical Chemistry.

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Origin of monolayer

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

monolayer
/ (ˈmɒnəʊˌleɪə) /

noun

a single layer of atoms or molecules adsorbed on a surfaceAlso called: molecular film
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Medical definitions for monolayer

monolayer
[ mŏnō-lā′ər ]

n.

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.
A confluent sheet of cells, one cell deep, growing on a surface in a cell culture.
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