micelle


mi·celle

noun \mī-ˈsel\

Definition of MICELLE

:  a unit of structure built up from polymeric molecules or ions: as
a :  an ordered region in a fiber (as of cellulose or rayon)
b :  a molecular aggregate that constitutes a colloidal particle
mi·cel·lar \-ˈse-lər\ adjective

Origin of MICELLE

New Latin micella, from Latin mica
First Known Use: 1881

mi·celle

noun \mī-ˈsel\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MICELLE

: a unit of structure built up from polymeric molecules or ions: as a : an ordered region in a fiber (as of cellulose or rayon) b : a molecular aggregate that constitutes a colloidal particle

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