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pellicle

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noun pel·li·cle \ˈpe-li-kəl\

Definition of pellicle

  1. :  a thin skin or film: as a :  an outer membrane of some protozoans (as euglenoids or paramecia) b :  a film that reflects a part of the light falling upon it and transmits the rest and that is used for dividing a beam of light (as in a photographic device)



Origin of pellicle

Middle French pellicule, from Medieval Latin pellicula, from Latin, diminutive of pellis


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with pellicle


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pellicle

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noun pel·li·cle \ˈpel-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of pellicle

  1. :  a thin skin or film: asa:  an outer membrane of some protozoans (as euglenoids or paramecia)b:  a bacterial growth in the form of a sheet on the surface of a liquid mediumc:  a thin layer of salivary glycoproteins coating the surface of the teeth




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