|—n , pl plicae|
|1.||anatomy Also called: fold a folding over of parts, such as a fold of skin, muscle, peritoneum, etc|
|2.||pathol a condition of the hair characterized by matting, filth, and the presence of parasites|
|[C17: from Medieval Latin: a fold, from Latin plicāre to fold; see |
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
plica pli·ca (plī'kə)
n. pl. pli·cae (-kē)
A fold or ridge, as of skin or membrane.
See false membrane.