Definition of pellicle in English:
A thin skin, cuticle, membrane, or film.
- Young papillae are covered with a pellicle - cuticle layer and contain starch grains.
- However, in the dry type, the pellicle and cuticle remain intact in the functional phase, whereas they become discontinuous in the wet type.
- Proline-rich proteins' coat the teeth with a thin layer - pellicle - that serves as a protective diffusion barrier on the tooth surface.
Late Middle English: from French pellicule, from Latin pellicula 'small piece of skin', diminutive of pellis.
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