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Meaning of PELLICLE

Pronunciation:  'pelikul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  thin protective membrane in some protozoa
 

PELLICLE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: investment

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pel"li*cle\, n. [L. pellicu?a, dim. of pellis skin:
cf. F. pellicule.]
1. A thin skin or film.

2. (Chem.) A thin film formed on the surface of an
   evaporating solution.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A relatively rigid layer of proteinaceous elements just beneath the plasma membrane in many protozoa and algae. The plasma membrane is sometimes considered part of the pellicle.
 
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