bilayer

[bahy-ley-er]
noun Biochemistry.
a structure composed of two molecular layers, especially of phospholipids in cellular membranes.

Origin:
1960–65; bi-1 + layer

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

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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.
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