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  • n. Plural form of micelle.

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Examples

  • The Caseins The casein family includes four different kinds of proteins that gather together into microscopic family units called micelles.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Experiments at the Institut Laue-Langevin in France revealed that the soap's magnetic properties come from the surfactant's tendency to form clumps of tiny particles called micelles in water.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • These occur in milk as clumps known as micelles, held together by a calcium

    The Guardian World News

  • But if the concentration is increased, the soap molecules begin to aggregate into little clumps called micelles which are composed of a few hundred soap molecules each.

    ScreenTalk

  • These groupings (technically called micelles) have a negative charge, which makes them repel other groupings of casein and keeps the casein evenly dispersed in the milk.

    The Kitchn

  • But if the concentration is increased the soap molecules begin to aggregate into little clumps called micelles which are composed of a few hundred soap molecules each.

    Darwiniana

  • All this is because the water wants to interact with itself so strongly that the greasy tails make their egress from bulk solution into the nonpolar interiors of self-assemblies ( "micelles").

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • The growth of large multilamellar fatty acid vesicles fed with fatty acid micelles, in a solution where solute permeation across the membranes is slow, results in the transformation of initially spherical vesicles into long thread-like vesicles, a process driven by the transient imbalance between surface area and volume growth.

    Better Bubbles

  • Small unilamellar fatty acid vesicles grow when fed with fatty acid micelles and can be forced to divide by extrusion, but this artificial division process results in significant loss of protocell contents during each division cycle.

    Better Bubbles

  • These smaller molecules are formed into micelles -- units that can be absorbed into the lymphatic system.

    Carrie Wiatt, M.S.: Fruit: Fads, Digestion and Cleanses

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