Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A covering two molecules thick, such as that formed on the surface of the aqueous phase by phospholipids in aqueous solution.

Usage examples (39)
  • The flexible plastic bilayer pulled away from his skin cleanly.
  • Graphic showing a lipid bilayer membrane (blue) with an alpha-hemolysin nanopore.
  • Phospholipids serve as the main components of the phospholipid bilayer cell membrane.
  • A supramolecular aggregation of lipids, e.g. a mono- or bilayer, would be IChemModel too. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.