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plica

[ plahy-kuh ]
/ 藞pla瑟 k蓹 /
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noun, plural pli路cae [plahy-see, -kee]. /藞pla瑟 si, -ki/.
Zoology, Anatomy. a fold or folding.
Also called pli路ca po路lon路i路ca [puh-lon-i-kuh]. /p蓹藞l蓲n 瑟 k蓹/. Pathology. a matted, filthy condition of the hair, caused by disease, vermin, etc.
(in medieval music) a vertical mark attached to a neume, standing for an interpolated melodic ornament.
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Origin of plica

1675鈥85; <Medieval Latin: a fold, back formation from Latin plic膩re to fold, ply2

OTHER WORDS FROM plica

plical, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for plica

plica
/ (藞pla瑟k蓹) /

noun plural plicae (藞pla瑟si藧)
Also called: fold anatomy a folding over of parts, such as a fold of skin, muscle, peritoneum, etc
pathol a condition of the hair characterized by matting, filth, and the presence of parasites

Derived forms of plica

plical, adjective

Word Origin for plica

C17: from Medieval Latin: a fold, from Latin plic膩re to fold; see ply
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