Pli"ca (?), n. [LL., a fold, fr. L. plicare to fold. See Ply, v.]
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.
A diseased state in plants in which there is an excessive development of small entangled twigs, instead of ordinary branches.
The bend of the wing of a bird.
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