micelle

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noun mi·celle \mī-ˈsel\

Definition of micelle

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

micellar

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Origin and Etymology of micelle

New Latin micella, from Latin mica


First Known Use: 1881


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micelle

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noun mi·celle \mī-ˈsel\

Medical Definition of micelle

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


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