phospholipid bilayer


a two-layered arrangement of phosphate and lipid molecules that form a cell membrane, the hydrophobic lipid ends facing inward and the hydrophilic phosphate ends facing outward.

Nearby words

  1. phosphoenolpyruvic acid,
  2. phosphoglyceride,
  3. phosphohexose isomerase deficiency,
  4. phospholipase,
  5. phospholipid,
  6. phosphomutase,
  7. phosphonecrosis,
  8. phosphonic acid,
  9. phosphonium,
  10. phosphonium iodide

Also called lipid bilayer. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019