Definition of monolayer in English:

monolayer

Line breaks: mono|layer
Pronunciation: /ˈmɒnəleɪə
 
/

noun

Chemistry
  • 1A layer one molecule thick.
    More 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.
    More 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.

More definitions of monolayer

Definition of monolayer in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmālˌsträm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea