from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A membrane of tissue in the body of a human or animal.
  • n. A pannus.
  • n. The skull.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The brainpan; the skull; the crown of the head.
  • n. In anat., a membrane; also, same as panniculus carnosus:more fully called fleshy pannicle.See also dermohumeralis.


From Middle French pannicle, and its source, Late Latin panniculus ("membrane"), from Latin panniculus ("small rag"), from pannus ("cloth"). (Wiktionary)


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