American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A submicroscopic aggregation of molecules, as a droplet in a colloidal system.
- n. An organic particle of colloidal size found in coal.
- n. A coherent strand or structure in natural or synthetic fibers.
- n. A submicroscopic structural unit of protoplasm, composed of a cluster of molecules.
- n. 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
- n. an electrically charged particle built up from polymeric molecules or ions and occurring in certain colloidal electrolytic solutions like soaps and detergents
- Latin micella, from mica ("crumb") + -ella (Wiktionary)
- New Latin mīcella, from Latin mīca, grain. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This process is sometimes called micelle fixation (see Figure 1).”
“The particle, called a 'micelle' and made up of a cluster of molecules called aptamers, easily recognizes tumors and binds strongly to them.”
“The particle, called a "micelle" and made up of a cluster of molecules called aptamers, easily recognizes tumors and binds strongly to them.”
“As the soil moistens, the micelle structure of the clay particles absorb water causing them to expand.”
“Once this is done, the active pharmaceutical ingredient is injected into the virus particle by the NanoViricide micelle, destroying it completely.”
“When a NanoViricide drug enters the patient's blood stream, each nanoscale micelle of the drug attacks and neutralizes circulating virus particles.”
“Also, basic vesicles can grow spontaneously through micelle inclusion and split when forced by current, for example through constrained pores.”
“Each casein micelle contains a few thousand individual protein molecules, and measures about a ten-thousandth of a millimeter across, about one-fiftieth the size of a fat globule.”
“A single micelle consists of many individual protein molecules (lines) held together by particles of calcium phosphate (small spheres).”
“First, acid disperses the casein micelle proteins and their calcium glue before it allows the proteins to come together, so some casein and most of the calcium are lost in the whey, and the remainder forms a weak, brittle curd.”
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