pellicle


pel·li·cle

noun \ˈpe-li-kəl\

Definition of PELLICLE

:  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: 1541

Rhymes with PELLICLE

pel·li·cle

noun \ˈpel-i-kəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PELLICLE

: a thin skin or film: as a : 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 medium c : a thin layer of salivary glycoproteins coating the surface of the teeth

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