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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Thin protective membrane in some protozoa.

Usage examples (36)
  • The pellicle is the empty envelope of the Anthophora's egg; the louse is a Meloe-larva.
  • Perhaps this bit of folk-lore was suggested by the shape of the pellicle, which is that of a heart.
  • The cap was covered with a sticky, skin-like layer, called the pellicle or cuticle, both terms having the same meaning.
  • Detween this membrane atul the pellicle was the fame red liquor, but lefs in quantity than was contained ii\ the former ftage. for more
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