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plica

[ plahy-kuh ]

noun

, plural pli·cae [plahy, -see, -kee].
  1. Zoology, Anatomy. a fold or folding.
  2. Also called plica po·loni·ca [p, uh, -, lon, -i-k, uh]. Pathology. a matted, filthy condition of the hair, caused by disease, vermin, etc.
  3. (in medieval music) a vertical mark attached to a neume, standing for an interpolated melodic ornament.


plica

/ ˈplaɪkə /

noun

  1. Also calledfold anatomy a folding over of parts, such as a fold of skin, muscle, peritoneum, etc
  2. pathol a condition of the hair characterized by matting, filth, and the presence of parasites


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Derived Forms

  • ˈplical, adjective
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Other Words From

  • plical adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of plica1

1675–85; < Medieval Latin: a fold, back formation from Latin plicāre to fold, ply 2
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Word History and Origins

Origin of plica1

C17: from Medieval Latin: a fold, from Latin plicāre to fold; see ply ²
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Example Sentences

In six minutes, the plica semilunaris so drawn as to cover half the cornea.

Erat autem vir simplex, sine omni plica dolositatis aut falsitatis, ut omnibus constat.

It had to be recorded how many of his distinguished ancestors had suffered from Plica polonica.

It might be stricken with dry-rot, elephantiasis and plica polonica for ought I care.

Plica polonica, which is endemic in Russia, is almost cosmopolitan.

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