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Particles consisting of aggregates of molecules held loosely together by secondary bonds. The surface of micelles are usually comprised of amphiphatic compounds that are oriented in a way that minimizes the energy of interaction between the micelle and its environment. Liquids that contain large numbers of suspended micelles are referred to as EMULSIONS.

Year introduced: 1991(1975)

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Tree Number(s): D05.374, D26.255.560

MeSH Unique ID: D008823

Entry Terms:

  • Micelle

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