brown pellicle


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ac·quired pel·li·cle

a thin film (about 1 mcm), derived mainly from salivary glycoproteins, that forms over the surface of a cleansed tooth crown when it is exposed to the saliva.

brown pel·li·cle

(brown peli-kĕl)
A thin discolored film (about 1 mcm), derived mainly from salivary glycoproteins, which forms over the surface of a cleansed tooth crown when it is exposed to the saliva; may result from poor oral hygiene.
Synonym(s): acquired cuticle, acquired pellicle.