What does plica mean?

Definitions for plica
ˈplaɪ kə; ˈplaɪ si, -kipli·ca

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fold, plicanoun

    a folded part (as in skin or muscle)


  1. plicanoun

    A fold or crease, especially of skin or other tissue


  1. plica

    A plica is a fold or crease in soft tissue, often referring to parts of the body. This term commonly applies to folds in the stomach lining, the synovial membrane in the knee, or the vocal cords. However, when these folds become inflamed or irritated through overuse, injury, or disease, it can lead to a condition known as plica syndrome.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plica

    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. Plica

    a diseased state in plants in which there is an excessive development of small entangled twigs, instead of ordinary branches

  3. Plica

    the bend of the wing of a bird

  4. Etymology: [LL., a fold, fr. L. plicare to fold. See Ply, v.]


  1. Plica

    Plica is a genus of Tropidurid lizards. It has three described species.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plica

    plī′ka, n. in the phrase Plica Polonica, a disease of the scalp, in which the hairs become matted together by an adhesive and often fetid secretion, occurring in several countries, but esp. in Poland. [L. plicāre, to fold.]


  1. Plica

    a fold or wrinkle: a longitudinal plait of a wing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plica in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plica in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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