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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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