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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

(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.

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]
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The glycoproteins of the pellicle play a very important role by lubricating the tooth surface.
"At that point," Higgins said, "once I think the pellicle is where I want it, then we begin the slow aging in the wine cellar, where I've got an air conditioner and a dehumidifier and a rack set up.
The two laser beams were optically superimposed on the center of the VDT by a pellicle beam splitter.
"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).
Instead, we propose to strengthen the dental pellicle (DP) that forms on all teeth and is a barrier to enamel dissolution.
This incubation results in the creation of the so-called pellicle layer on the teeth, which is the smooth film you can feel on your teeth when you rub your tongue over them.
In order to investigate biofilm formation on glass tubes, pellicle formation was examined on an overnight culture incubated for 48 h at 28[degrees] C or 37[degrees] C, after gamma irradiation at 1 and 2 kGy doses according to the protocol proposed by Michal et al.
Microbial dental plaque and organic pellicle, which is constantly present on surface enamel, can be removed through cleaning.
The buffering capacity of the saliva helps in the formation of protective enamel pellicle and prevents dental decalcification [22].
Bowen, "Glucans synthesized in situ in experimental salivary pellicle function as specific binding sites for Streptococcus mutans," Infection and Immunity, vol.
Zinc is also naturally occurring in dental plaque along with some found in the acquired salivary pellicle.