micella, micelle

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1356
Reference Entry
The definition of the terms "micella" and "micelle" is presented. The terms refer to a sphere of bile salt molecules essential for the absorption of fatty acids in the small intestine. The salt molecules are composed of a watersoluble exterior and a lipid-rich core. The reference entry is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.


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