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pellicle

 [pel´ĭ-k'l]
a thin scum forming on the surface of liquids.
acquired pellicle a colorless acellular bacteria-free film composed of salivary glycoproteins, deposited on the teeth within minutes after eruption or cleaning.

pel·li·cle

(pel'i-kĕl),
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 membrane and an inner layer of two unit membranes.
[L. pellicula, dim of pellis, skin]

pellicle

/pel·li·cle/ (pel´ik'l) a thin scum forming on the surface of liquids.

pellicle

(pĕl′ĭ-kəl)
n.
A thin skin or film, such as an organic membrane or liquid film.

pel·lic′u·lar (pə-lĭk′yə-lər) adj.

pellicle

[pel′ikəl]
1 a thin film or skin.
2 a scum or crust on a solution.

pel·li·cle

(pel'i-kĕl)
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 membrane and an inner layer of two unit membranes.
[L. pellicula, dim of pellis, skin]

pellicle

a thin membrane.

pel·li·cle

(pel'i-kĕl)
Any thin skin or film, but in dentistry, especially that which forms in the oral cavity.
[L. pellicula, dim of pellis, skin]

pellicle (pel´ikəl),

n a film.
pellicle, brown,
n a specific name for a brownish-gray to black film formed over time on the surfaces of the teeth as a result of not using an abrasive-containing dentifrice.
pellicle, salivary,
n a thin, naturally occurring abacterial film from salivary proteins that regularly forms on teeth and other surfaces in the oral cavity, such as restorations or dentures. It may be brushed away, but it will reform within minutes. This serves as a base for plaque formation. Also called
acquired pellicle or
organic dental pellicle. See also plaque.

pellicle

1. a thin scum forming on the surface of liquids.
2. a thin, nonliving outer covering.

dental pellicle
see dental pellicle.
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Extrinsic tooth staining can be caused by compounds that are incorporated into the pellicle and produce a stain consequently to their basic color (chromogen), or those that lead to staining caused by chemical interaction at the tooth surface, which is usually associated with cationic antiseptics and metal salts.
Siqueira, Hydroxyapatite Growth Inhibition Effect of Pellicle Statherin Peptides, J.
This study confirmed the expected surface softening and dentin tissue loss due to the action of citric acid, even after pellicle formation for two hours before each experimental day.
They evaluated the effects of a chitosan on bacterial adhesion and growth on chitosan-treated pellicles.
Carbohydrate and amino acid containing compounds present in pellicle undergoes a series of polymerization reaction to produce pigmented substances called as melanoidins.
After smoking, the pellicle or outer surface of the salmon is left on because it is the side most exposed to the smoke and therefore has the best flavour.
Many of the same sugars incorporated into the pellicle are related to blood type.
The second process is to subsequently and slowly pass the nuts through a hot-water-and-steam-heated tunnel to loosen remaining shell or pellicle and then onto a cleaning table with counter rotating rollers to pull off any remaining covering from the chestnut.
The reason why the Toothpaste Booster works so well is that it contains the highest percentage of peroxide available for safe use to dissolve the protein pellicle," explains Gene Wagner, a dentist who co-founded Dental Concepts.
Approximately 4% of the walnut pellicle (the thin skin covering the walnut kernel) is ellagic acid (Jurd, 1956).
Another factor that influences biofilm development is the presence of an acquired pellicle (AP) on the denture material surface.