Pli"ca (?), n. [LL., a fold, fr. L. plicare to fold. See Ply, v.]

1. 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.


2. Bot.

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

3. Zool.

The bend of the wing of a bird.


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