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folia1

[foh-lee-uh] /ˈfoʊ li ə/
noun
1.
plural of folium.

folia2

[fuh-lee-uh] /fəˈli ə/
noun
1.
a wild and noisy Portuguese carnival dance accompanied by tambourines, performed at a frantic pace by men dressed as women and often carrying masked boys on their shoulders.
Origin
see folía

folía

[Spanish faw-lee-ah] /Spanish fɔˈli ɑ/
noun, plural folías
[Spanish faw-lee-ahs] /Spanish fɔˈli ɑs/ (Show IPA)
1.
an early medieval Iberian dance accompanied by mime and songs, performed during celebrations of the solstice and New Year festivals.
Origin
1780-85; < Spanish folía or Portuguese folia literally, madness, folly ≪ Old Provençal, equivalent to fol foolish, mad + -ia -y3; see fool1, folly

folium

[foh-lee-uh m] /ˈfoʊ li əm/
noun, plural folia
[foh-lee-uh] /ˈfoʊ li ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a thin leaflike stratum or layer; a lamella.
2.
Geometry. a loop; part of a curve terminated at both ends by the same node. Equation: x 3 + y 3 = 3 axy.
Origin
1840-50; < Neo-Latin, Latin: literally, a leaf
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British Dictionary definitions for folia

folia

/ˈfəʊlɪə/
noun
1.
the plural of folium

folium

/ˈfəʊlɪəm/
noun (pl) -lia (-lɪə)
1.
a plane geometrical curve consisting of a loop whose two ends, intersecting at a node, are asymptotic to the same line. Standard equation: x³ + y³=3axy where x=y+a is the equation of the line
2.
any thin leaflike layer, esp of some metamorphic rocks
Word Origin
C19: from Latin, literally: leaf
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folia in Medicine

folium fo·li·um (fō'lē-əm)
n. pl. fo·li·a (-lē-ə)
A broad, thin, leaflike structure, as of the cerebellar cortex.

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folia in Science
folium
  (fō'lē-əm)   
Plural folia
  1. A thin, leaflike layer or stratum occurring especially in metamorphic rock.

  2. A plane cubic curve having a single loop, a node, and two ends asymptotic to the same line. Also called folium of Descartes.


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