Definition of Plica

1. Noun. A folded part (as in skin or muscle).




Definition of Plica

1. n. A disease of the hair (Plica polonica), in which it becomes twisted and matted together. The disease is of Polish origin, and is hence called also Polish plait.

Definition of Plica

1. Noun. A fold or crease, especially of skin or other tissue ¹

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Definition of Plica

1. a fold of skin [n -CAE] : PLICAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Plica

1. 1. A disease of the hair (Plica polonica), in which it becomes twisted and matted together. The disease is of Polish origin, and is hence called also Polish plait. 2. A diseased state in plants in which there is an excessive development of small entangled twigs, instead of ordinary branches. 3. The bend of the wing of a bird. Origin: LL, a fold, fr. L. Plicare to fold. See Ply. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plica

plexuses
pleyt
pleyts
pliabilities
pliability
pliable
pliableness
pliablenesses
pliably
pliancies
pliancy
pliant
pliantly
pliantness
pliantnesses
plica (current term)
plica aryepiglottica
plica axillaris
plica caecalis vascularis
plica chordae tympani
plica choroidea
plica duodenalis inferior
plica duodenalis superior
plica duodenojejunalis
plica duodenomesocolica
plica epigastrica
plica fimbriata
plica glossoepiglottica lateralis
plica glossoepiglottica mediana
plica gubernatrix

Literary usage of Plica

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1. On diseases of the skin: A System of Cutaneous Medicine by Erasmus Wilson (1868)
"In other words, plica is a state of granular degeneration of the hair, the granules being turgid with a viscous sanguineous fluid. ..."

2. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"plica. Synonyms.—plica polonica; Polish plait. plica is a peculiar, matted condition of the scalp hair which occurs as a result of filth and neglect. ..."

3. The London Medical Gazette (1835)
"The usual means were employed to combat the fever and head affection, but nothing- succeeded, till suddenly a plica formed itself upon the **!?; and she ..."

4. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1908)
"Those cases where the plica extends only part way down the anterior face cf ... Both the plica and the fossa made by it have reached their greatest size at ..."

5. Universal Geography: Or, a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1828)
"plica. Unknown cause. licat of the apartment, aild to the malignity of the evil. It is calculated that the mortality is in the proportion of six 'or seven ..."

6. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1834)
"been applied to plica Polonica, while in reality it contains not a single word at all ... The author maintains that no fact proves that plica is contagious, ..."

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