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Pellicle definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PEL'LICLE, n. [L.pellicula, dim. of pellis, skin.]
A thin skin or film.
1. Among chimists, a thin saline crust formed on the surface of a solution of salt evaporated to a certain degree. This pellicle consists of saline particles crystallized.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: thin protective membrane in some protozoa

Merriam Webster's

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 light falling upon it and transmits the rest and that is used for dividing a beam of light (as in a photographic device)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a thin skin, membrane, or film. Derivatives: pellicular adj. Etymology: F pellicule f. L pellicula, dimin. of pellis skin

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pellicle Pel"li*cle, n. [L. pellicu?a, dim. of pellis skin: cf. F. pellicule.] 1. A thin skin or film. 2. (Chem.) A thin film formed on the surface of an evaporating solution.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Film, thin skin, thin coating, crust.

Moby Thesaurus

allantoic membrane, amnion, amniotic sac, arachnoid membrane, basement membrane, coat, coating, collop, conjuctiva, covering, cut, deal, disk, eardrum, enamel, facing, feuille, film, flap, foil, fold, fur, hymen, lacquer, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lap, leaf, maidenhead, membrana serosa, membrana tympana, membrane, meninges, meninx, neurilemma, paint, pane, panel, patina, peel, pericardium, perineurium, plait, plank, plate, plating, pleura, ply, plywood, rasher, revetment, safety glass, scale, scum, serosa, sheet, skin, slab, slat, slice, table, tablet, tympanic membrane, tympanum, varnish, velum, veneer, wafer




 


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