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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



micelle  listen  (MY-sel)

  A tiny particle made of substances that are soluble in water and that come together to form a ball-like shape. These particles can carry other substances inside them. In medicine, micelles are made in the laboratory and are used to carry drugs to body tissues and cells.