Definition for PEL'LI-CLE

PEL'LI-CLE, n. [L. pellicula, dim. of pellis, skin.]

  1. A thin skin or film. – Sharp. Encyc.
  2. Among chimists, a thin saline crust formed on the surface of a solution of salt evaporated to a certain degree. This pellicle consists of saline particles crystalized. – Encyc. Nicholson.

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