monomolecular

adjective

mono·​mo·​lec·​u·​lar ˌmä-nə-mə-ˈle-kyə-lər How to pronounce monomolecular (audio)
: being only one molecule thick
a monomolecular film
monomolecularly adverb

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Worn on top of the clear bubble helmet, the visor had shades and an outer visor that was a plastic with a monomolecular layer of gold. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, 19 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of monomolecular was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Monomolecular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monomolecular. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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Medical Definition

monomolecular

adjective
mono·​mo·​lec·​u·​lar ˌmän-ō-mə-ˈlek-yə-lər How to pronounce monomolecular (audio)
1
: being only one molecule thick
a monomolecular film
2
: relating to or being a process whose rate is directly proportional to the amount or concentration of the material undergoing the process
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