Crossword clues for plica
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Plica \Pli"ca\, n. [LL., a fold, fr. L. plicare to fold. See Ply, v.]
(Med.) 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.
(Bot.) A diseased state in plants in which there is an excessive development of small entangled twigs, instead of ordinary branches.
(Zo["o]l.) The bend of the wing of a bird.
n. 1 A fold or crease, especially of skin or other tissue. 2 Polish plait, plica polonica, or plica neuropatica; a disease of the hair in which it becomes twisted and matted together. 3 (context botany English) A diseased state in plants in which there is an excessive development of small entangled twigs, instead of ordinary branches. 4 (context zoology English) The bend of the wing of a bird.
Plica may refer to:
- Plica (genus), a genus of lizards
- Capillaria plica, a parasitic nematode
- Plica (sigillography) - term from sigillography
- A fold or crease, especially of skin or other tissue, from medieval Latin plicare ("to fold")
- Plica fimbriata: Fimbriated fold of tongue
- Plica semilunaris of the conjunctiva
- Plica semilunaris of the fauces
- Plica syndrome of the knee
- Plica circularis, also called circular fold, of the small intestine
- The hair disease Plica polonica: Polish plait
- In early music notation, a note indicated in a ligature
Plica (from Latin plica - fold) is a term from sigillography for the reinforcement of the lower edge of a charter or deed, produced by folding up the bottom of the sheet of parchment to achieve a double thickness.
The purpose of the fold is to provide a more secure anchorage for the seal, and to guard against the parchment being torn. Slots were normally cut in the double thickness of parchment, a cord or tag of parchment threaded through them, and the seal attached to that.
Usage examples of "plica".
In six minutes, the plica semilunaris so drawn as to cover half the cornea.
The plica semilunaris as a vestige of the nictitating membrane of certain birds.
Hercules de Saxonia and Thomas Minadous, in 1610, speak of plica as a disease already long known.
Kalschmidt of Jena possessed the pubes of a woman dead of plica, the hair of which was of such length that it must have easily gone around the body.
Alarmed or taught by such occurrences, the common people often went about all their lives with the plica gradually dropping off.
Formerly there was much theorizing and discussion regarding the etiology and pathology of plica, but since this mysterious affection has been proved to be nothing more than the product of neglect, and the matting due to the inflammatory exudation, excited by innumerable pediculi, agglutinating the hair together, the term is now scarcely mentioned in dermatologic works.