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pel·li·cle  audio  (pl-kl) KEY 

NOUN:
A thin skin or film, such as an organic membrane or liquid film.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, from Latin pellicula, husk, diminutive of pellis, skin; see pel-3 in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
pel·licu·lar  (p-lky-lr) KEY (Adjective)


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