Definition of pellicle in English:

pellicle

Syllabification: pel·li·cle
Pronunciation: /ˈpelikəl
 
/

noun

technical
  • A thin skin, cuticle, membrane, or film.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Derivatives

pellicular

Pronunciation: /pəˈlikyələr/
adjective
More example sentences
  • A pellicular coated support and method for producing such a support are disclosed.
  • A semi-suspension polymerization process was used in this work in order to prepare ion exchange pellicular resins.

Origin

late Middle English: from French pellicule, from Latin pellicula 'small piece of skin', diminutive of pellis.

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