pellicle

noun pel·li·cle \ ˈpe-li-kəl \

Definition of pellicle

:a thin skin or film: such as
a :an outer membrane of some protozoans (such 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)

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Origin and Etymology of pellicle

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


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pellicle

noun pel·li·cle \ ˈpel-i-kəl \

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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