multilayer

[adjective muhl-tee-ley-er, muhl-tahy-; noun muhl-ti-ley-er]
noun
  1. Physical Chemistry. a film consisting of two or more monolayers of different substances.

Origin of multilayer

First recorded in 1920–25; multi- + layer
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Word Origin and History for multilayer
adj.

also multi-layer, 1923, from multi- + layer (n.).

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