Meaning of pellicle

pel•li•cle

Pronunciation: (pel'i-kul), [key]
— n.
  1. a thin skin or membrane; film; scum.
  2. a thin, partially reflective coating, as on a beam splitter or pellicle mirror.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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