Pellicle

  • 1 Pellicle — may refer to:*Pellicle (mycology), the outermost layer of a mushroom; often used only for a surface that is viscid and easily peels. *Pellicle (biology), a thin layer supporting the cell membrane in various protozoa *Pellicle mirror, a thin… …

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  • 2 Pellicle — Pel li*cle, n. [L. pellicula, dim. of pellis skin: cf. F. pellicule.] 1. A thin skin or film. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) A thin film formed on the surface of an evaporating solution. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 pellicle — 1540s, from L. pellicula “small or thin skin,” dim. of pellis “skin, leather, parchment, hide” (see FILM (Cf. film)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 pellicle — [pel′i kəl] n. [L pellicula, dim. of pellis, skin: see FELL4] 1. a thin skin or film, as on a photographic emulsion or on a liquid 2. Zool. a thin nonliving membrane secreted by animal cells, as the envelope covering many protozoans pellicular… …

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  • 5 pellicle — (pel ī k l) A relatively rigid layer of proteinaceous elements just beneath the plasma membrane in many protozoa and algae. The plasma membrane is sometimes considered part of the pellicle …

    Dictionary of microbiology

  • 6 pellicle — pellicular /peuh lik yeuh leuhr/, pelliculate /peuh lik yeuh lit, layt /, adj. /pel i keuhl/, n. 1. a thin skin or membrane; film; scum. 2. Photog. a thin, partially reflective coating, as on a beam splitter or pellicle mirror. [1535 45; < L… …

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  • 7 pellicle —   n. membrane; film.    ♦ pellicular, a.    ♦ pelliculate, a. covered with pellicle …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 8 pellicle — 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 pellicle — a glossy film on the cut surface of a fish during dripping due to swelling of protein under the influence of brine and subsequent surface drying in the smoking kiln …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 10 pellicle — n. [L. pellis, skin] A thin skin, film or layer …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 11 pellicle — The outer covering of a protozoan: the plasma membrane plus underlying reinforcing structures, for example the membrane bounded spaces (alveoli) just below the plasma membrane in ciliates …

    Dictionary of molecular biology

  • 12 pellicle — noun a) a thin skin or film b) cuticle, the hard protective outer layer of certain life forms See Also: pelt, pelisse, pell, pellagra, pellage, peltry …

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  • 13 pellicle — 1. Literally and nonspecifically, a thin skin. 2. A film or scum on the surface of a liquid. 3. Cell boundary of sporozoites and merozoites among members of the protozoan subphylum Apicomplexa (Sporozoa), consisting of an outer unit m …

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  • 14 Pellicle — (тонкая) плёнка …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 15 pellicle — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

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  • 16 pellicle — see FELL …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 17 pellicle — pel·li·cle || pelɪkl n. thin membrane …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 pellicle —    A thin skin or film, such as that which forms on oil paint as it dries …

    Glossary of Art Terms

  • 19 pellicle — [ pɛlɪk(ə)l] noun technical a thin skin, cuticle, membrane, or film. Derivatives pellicular lɪkjʊlə adjective Origin ME: from Fr. pellicule, from L. pellicula small piece of skin , dimin. of pellis …

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  • 20 pellicle — n. Film, thin skin, thin coating, crust …

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