pannicle (plural pannicles)

  1. (anatomy, zoology) A membrane of tissue in the body of a human or animal.
  2. (obsolete, medicine) A pannus.
  3. (obsolete, rare) The skull.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.v:
      To him he turned, and with rigour fell / Smote him so rudely on the Pannikell, / That to the chin he cleft his head in twaine [...].

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