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[bahy-ley-er] /ˈbaɪˌleɪ ər/
noun, Biochemistry
a structure composed of two molecular layers, especially of phospholipids in cellular membranes.
Origin of bilayer
1960-65; bi-1 + layer Unabridged
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  • Once you have a basic lipid bilayer, everything else is simple, incremental improvements.
  • Cholesterol forms part of the lipid bilayer membrane that surrounds each cell in the body.
bilayer in Medicine

bilayer bi·lay·er (bī'lā'ər)
A structure, such as a film or membrane, consisting of two molecular layers.

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