Plicae



[plahy-kuh] /ˈplaɪ kə/

noun, plural plicae
[plahy-see, -kee] /ˈplaɪ si, -ki/ (Show IPA)
1.
Zoology, Anatomy. a fold or folding.
2.
Also called plica polonica
[puh-lon-i-kuh] /pəˈlɒn ɪ kə/ (Show IPA). 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.
/ˈplaɪkə/
noun (pl) plicae (ˈplaɪsiː)
1.
(anatomy) Also called fold. 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

plica pli·ca (plī’kə)
n. pl. pli·cae (-kē)

pli’cal adj.

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