from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A film or layer of a compound one molecule thick.
  • n. A layer of cells one cell thick, grown in a culture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A layer of material that is one molecule thick
  • n. A layer of tissue that is one cell thick


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  • Long-term monolayer culture protocol of human stem cells using human recombinant laminin-511

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  • My guess is that it is still a monolayer, but spread out as monolayers do on the physical micro-surface area, which in the case of regolith, is much larger than the geometrical area.

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  • So a layer of 1 nm, not 1 m – more like it. a molecular monolayer, as one would expect on a cold vacuum chamber.

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  • Imaging neurons and glia in culture has traditionally been preferred over more intact preparations because of the greater transparency of monolayer cultures.

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  • Eli, at a pressure of 10-6 torr, you get a new monolayer in about a second.

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  • Not ridiculous US amounts of ice ice with a splash of beverage but just a monolayer on the top.

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  • Pap Controversy: Here in the United States, the standard of care when screening for cervical cancer is to use a “monolayer” method.

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  • That means that far fewer cells were placed in suspension for the monolayer method than were placed on the slides for conventional evaluation.

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  • Only 75 conventional paps were inadequate vs. 235 of the monolayer paps.


  • Sloppy in a way that favors the conventional pap over the monolayer method:



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