Definition of monolayer in English:

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monolayer

Pronunciation: /ˈmänəˌlāər/

noun

Chemistry
1A layer one molecule thick.
Example sentences
  • Highly structured water molecules occur in the monolayer adjacent to hydrophobic domains of intracellular solutes.
  • The immiscible behavior between the film-forming molecules in the mixed monolayer was determined according to the surface phase rule.
  • Insertion of the same number of extra molecules into distal monolayers did not result in any inhibition of bilayer fusion.
1.1 Biology & Medicine A cell culture in a layer one cell thick.
Example sentences
  • The cells in the two unstained wells of each specimen were processed for a second blind passage of culture on fresh McCoy cell monolayers.
  • Endothelial cell stretch has been examined previously using innovative in vitro systems applying mechanical stretch of confluent endothelial cell monolayers.
  • Organisms at all stages of development could be seen at 96 hours postinfection of culture monolayers.

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Syllabification: mon·o·lay·er

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