Pellicle Pel"li*cle, n. [L. pellicula, dim. of pellis skin: cf. F. pellicule.] 1. A thin skin or film. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) A thin film formed on the surface of an evaporating solution. [1913 Webster]

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  • pellicle — noun Etymology: Middle French pellicule, from Medieval Latin pellicula, from Latin, diminutive of pellis Date: 1541 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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