Tunicle Tu"ni*cle, n. [L. tunicula a little tunic, coat, or membrane, dim. of tunica a tunic: cf. OF. tunicle.] 1. A slight natural covering; an integument. [1913 Webster]

The tunicles that make the ball or apple of the eye. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

2. (R. C. Ch.) A short, close-fitting vestment worn by bishops under the dalmatic, and by subdeacons. [1913 Webster]

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