pellicle n : thin protective membrane in some protozoa
EtymologyFrom Latin pellicula from pellis "a skin"
- 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
- a thin plastic membrane used as a beam splitter or protective cover
- In the context of "mycology": the outermost layer of a mushroom, often used only for a surface that is viscid and easily peels off
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 plastic membrane which may be used as a beam splitter or protective cover in optical systems
- Pellicle (dental), the thin layer of salivary glycoproteins deposited on the teeth of many species through normal biologic processes
- Pellicle, the protective cover which can be applied to a photomask used in semiconductor device fabrication. The pellicle protects the photomask from damage and dirt.
- Pellicle (material), a brand name for a very resistant synthetic material used for covering different surfaces, such as that of the Aeron chair
pellicle in German: Pellikel
pellicle in Japanese: ペリクル
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