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