monolayer

noun
mono·lay·er | \ ˈmä-nō-ˌlā-ər , -ˌler \

Definition of monolayer 

: a single continuous layer or film that is one cell, molecule, or atom in thickness

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Researchers have since made monolayers of metals, semimetals, insulators and more, but magnetism was the final holdout. Sylvia Morrow, Discover Magazine, "One Magnet to Bind Them All," 1 Feb. 2018 In June, Xiaodong Xu of the University of Washington published results of the first isolated monolayer magnet in Nature. Sylvia Morrow, Discover Magazine, "One Magnet to Bind Them All," 1 Feb. 2018

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1924, in the meaning defined above

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monolayer

noun
mono·lay·er | \ ˈmän-ō-ˌlā-ər, -ˌle(-ə)r \

Medical Definition of monolayer 

: a single continuous layer or film that is one cell or molecule in thickness

Other words from monolayer

monolayering \-iŋ \ noun

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