bi·​lay·​er | \ ˈbī-ˌlā-ər How to pronounce bilayer (audio) , -ˌler \

Definition of bilayer

: a film or membrane with two molecular layers a bilayer of phospholipid molecules

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bilayer adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web The blockbuster discovery last year of superconductivity in a material called twisted bilayer graphene caught theorists off guard. Quanta Magazine, "What’s the Magic Behind Graphene’s ‘Magic’ Angle?," 28 May 2019

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First Known Use of bilayer

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bilayer was in 1962

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“Bilayer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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bi·​lay·​er | \ ˈbī-ˌlā-ər, -ˌle(-ə)r How to pronounce bilayer (audio) \

Medical Definition of bilayer

: a film or membrane with two molecular layers a bilayer of phospholipid molecules

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bilayer adjective

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