acquired pellicle

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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.

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.