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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a pellicle
  • adj. Describing the stationary phase of a chromatography system consisting of a porous outer shell on an impermeable particle

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a pellicle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the character or quality or a pellicle; formed by or forming a pellicle; cuticular; filmy.


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  • The plate bearing the film negative is now placed in a warm locality, under which circumstances a few hours will suffice for the complete drying of the pellicular negative, after which it may be detached with the greatest ease by lifting the edges with the point of a penknife.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884

  • In short, this oil, which counteracts the exfoliation of pellicular atoms, which exhales a soothing perfume, and arrests, by means of the substances of which it is composed

    Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau

  • Sympathizer's sonic scope spans from the mere recreation of a sympathetic string cluster to the pellicular sounds of sparkling overtone cascades and textures.

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