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bi·lay·er

 (bī′lā′ər)
n.
A structure, such as a film or membrane, consisting of two molecular layers: a phospholipid bilayer.

bilayer

(ˈbaɪˌleɪə)
n
(Biology) a cell membrane consisting of two layers

bi•lay•er

(ˈbaɪˌleɪ ər)

n.
a structure composed of two molecular layers, esp. of phospholipids in cellular membranes.
[1960–65]
Translations
bicouche
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Life's structural unit is a phospholipid bilayer with embedded proteins surrounding an enzyme-rich (protein) cytoplasm and amino acid containing DNA molecule(s).
The phospholipid bilayer is designed to fuse with the lipids in the cell membranes of the body, so liposomes are effective agents for delivering nutrients or other chemicals directly through the cell walls.
Channels formed in phospholipid bilayer membranes by diphtheria, tetanus, botulinum and anthrax toxin.