micelle

[mi-sel]
noun
Physical Chemistry. an electrically charged particle formed by an aggregate of molecules and occurring in certain colloidal electrolyte solutions, as those of soaps and detergents.

Origin:
1880–85; < Neo-Latin mīcella, equivalent to Latin mīc(a) crumb, grain + -ella -elle

micellar, adjective
micellarly, adverb
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micelle, micell or micella (mɪˈsɛl, mɪˈsɛlə)
 
n
chem
 a.  a charged aggregate of molecules of colloidal size in a solution
 b.  any molecular aggregate of colloidal size, such as a particle found in coal
 
[C19: from New Latin micella, diminutive of Latin mīca crumb]
 
micell, micell or micella
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin micella, diminutive of Latin mīca crumb]
 
micella, micell or micella
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin micella, diminutive of Latin mīca crumb]
 
mi'cellar, micell or micella
 
adj

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Emulsified droplets then are organized into many micelles which increases absorption.
The voluminosity of bovine casein micelles and some of its implications.
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