Definition of micellar in US English:

micellar

adjective

Chemistry
  • See micelle

    • ‘In other words, the spherical micelles would allow more water penetration into the micellar interior and this, in principle, could lead to a reduction in tryptophan lifetime.’
    • ‘When the average diameter is less than 100 the system is called a micellar emulsion.’
    • ‘Unlike preparations of these hydrophobic chromophores prepared in micellar form (data not shown), measured spectra were sufficiently stable over several hours to allow difference spectra to be determined.’
    • ‘As the concentration of the detergent decreases from these lipid-detergent and lipid-protein-detergent micellar solutions, lipid bilayers are progressively formed in which the transmembrane proteins are incorporated.’
    • ‘In fact, the affinity of anions toward cationic micellar aggregates, that is the degree of counterion binding, has been found to follow the Hofmeister series.’

Pronunciation

micellar

/mīˈselər/