pellicle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pellicula from pellis (skin).

Noun[edit]

pellicle (plural pellicles)

  1. A thin skin or film.
  2. Cuticle, the hard protective outer layer of certain life forms.
  3. The skin of a mushroom cap.
  4. The growth on the surface of a liquid culture.
  5. The photosensitive emulsion of photographic film.
  6. (optics) A thin plastic membrane used as a beam splitter or protective cover.
  7. (mycology) the outermost layer of a mushroom, often used only for a surface that is viscid and easily peels off.

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