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A monoglyceride may be larger than an amino acid. Why can monoglycerides be absorbed by simple diffusion whereas amino acids cannot?

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Though the greater size of a monoglyceride than an amino acid, they are better absorbed by simple diffusion due to their hydrophobic nature. Thus, they can easily diffuse through the plasma membrane's lipid bilayer.

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