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1. Of or relating to a single molecule.
2. Of or consisting of a layer one molecule thick.

mon′o·mo·lec′u·lar·ly adv.
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(Chemistry) chem of, concerned with, or involving single molecules: a monomolecular layer.
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(ˌmɒn oʊ məˈlɛk yə lər)

having a thickness of one molecule.
mon`o•mo•lec′u•lar•ly, adv.
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A monomolecular film system that changes color to indicate the presence of an influenza virus has been developed by a group at the Lawrence Berkeley (CA) Laboratory (LBL) Center for Advanced Materials.
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At low RH range, the monomolecular adsorption process takes place as a response to surface modification due to water molecule incorporation, reaching a first complete layer, the chemisorbed one, in the range 20 to 40% RH.
The Langmuir isotherm assumes that the adsorption takes place at specific homogeneous sites on the surface of the adsorbent and form a monomolecular adsorbed layer, which can be expressed as the following equation [30]: