Plica meaning

plīkə
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A fold or ridge, as of skin, membrane, or shell.
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(anat.) A fold or folding, esp. of the skin or mucous membrane.
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A fold or ridge, as of skin, membrane, or shell.
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A fold or crease, especially of skin or other tissue.
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Polish plait, plica polonica, or plica neuropatica; a disease of the hair in which it becomes twisted and matted together.

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(botany) A diseased state in plants in which there is an excessive development of small entangled twigs, instead of ordinary branches.
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(zoology) The bend of the wing of a bird.
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Origin of plica

  • Medieval Latin fold from Latin plicāre to fold plek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin, from Latin plicare (“to fold")

    From Wiktionary