pellicle

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pel·li·cle

 (pĕl′ĭ-kəl)
n.
A thin skin or film, such as an organic membrane or liquid film.

[French, from Latin pellicula, husk, diminutive of pellis, skin; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

pel·lic′u·lar (pə-lĭk′yə-lər) adj.

pellicle

(ˈpɛlɪkəl)
n
1. a thin skin or film
2. (Zoology) the hard protective outer layer of certain protozoans, such as those of the genus Paramecium
3. (Botany) botany
a. the thin outer layer of a mushroom cap
b. a growth on the surface of a liquid culture
4. (Photography) photog the thin layer of emulsion covering a plate, film, or paper
[C16: via French from Latin pellicula, from pellis skin]
pellicular adj

pel•li•cle

(ˈpɛl ɪ kəl)

n.
a thin skin or membrane; film; scum.
[1535–45; < Latin pellicula=pelli(s) skin + -cula -cle1]

pellicle

The fine “skin” that forms when oil paint dries.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pellicle - thin protective membrane in some protozoa
investment - outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
Translations

pellicle

nFilm m; (Zool: = membrane) → Pellicula f
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