Micelle meaning

mī-sĕl'
An organic particle of colloidal size found in coal.
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A submicroscopic aggregation of molecules, as a droplet in a colloidal system.
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A coherent strand or structure in natural or synthetic fibers.
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A submicroscopic structural unit composed of a group of molecules, as in living protoplasm, starch grains, etc.
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A structural unit.
  • A colloidal ion composed of an oriented arrangement of molecules.
  • An aggregate of polymerized molecules joined together.
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A submicroscopic aggregation of molecules, as a droplet in a colloidal system.
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A colloidal aggregate, in a simple geometric form, of a specific number of amphipathic molecules which forms at a well-defined concentration, called the critical micelle concentration.
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Origin of micelle

  • New Latin mīcella from Latin mīca grain
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin micella, from mica (“crumb") + -ella
    From Wiktionary