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n. pl. pli·cae (plī′sē, -kē)
A fold or ridge, as of skin, membrane, or shell.

[Medieval Latin, fold, from Latin plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]

pli′cal adj.


n, pl plicae (ˈplaɪsiː)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy Also called: fold a folding over of parts, such as a fold of skin, muscle, peritoneum, etc
2. (Pathology) 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 ply2]
ˈplical adj


(ˈplaɪ kə)

n., pl. pli•cae (ˈplaɪ si, -ki)
a fold, as of a mucous membrane.
[1675–85; < Medieval Latin: a fold, n. derivative of Latin plicāre to fold]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plica - a folded part (as in skin or muscle)
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
epicanthic fold, epicanthus - a vertical fold of skin over the nasal canthus; normal for Mongolian peoples; sometimes occurs in Down's syndrome
plica vocalis, vocal band, vocal cord, vocal fold - either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynx
ruga - (anatomy) a fold or wrinkle or crease; "rugae of the stomach"
tentorium - (anatomy) a fold of dura mater that covers the cerebellum and supports the occipital lobes of the cerebrum


A line or an arrangement made by the doubling of one part over another:
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Lunula semicircular, generalmente microteselada posteriormente, con plicas radiales que no alcanzan su margen posterior, la cual no es delimitada por una carena (Fig.
L'ipotesi della plica sinoviale viene supportata dallo studio di Giles e Taylor (12) i quali, utilizzando un microscopio elettronico, hanno dimostrato il passaggio di fibre nervose di tipo III e IV, per la maggior parte nocicettive, all'interno delle succitate pliche sinoviali: questa scoperta puo far pensare che tali pliche possano essere responsabili di alcune situazioni dolorose, quando tali strutture vengano pinzate tra le faccette articolari zigoapofisarie (12).
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, has issued an order, entered August 25, 2016, establishing June 30, 2017 as the bar date for the submission to the Liquidator of all claims and documents supporting those claims against PLICA or its insureds, including claims reportable under any extended reporting period endorsements of policies issued by PLICA, other than the Liquidator's claims for administrative expenses, after which date, no new claims or evidence of claims shall be accepted by the Liquidator.
There was a palpable click when performing the patella grinding test, suggestive of injury to the patella or a medial parapatellar plica.
El proyecto debe entregarse en un sobre cerrado que contenga la propuesta impresa, ademas de grabada en un CD o una memoria USB, y la plica sellada, donde vendran el nombre real del autor (o autores), direccion, telefono y correo electronico.
Zoeae were fed rotifers Brachionus plica tills at a density of 20 individuals/mL.
5 cm wide ligature mark (Figure-2b) beginning from the front side of the neck, and superficially running upwards on both sides of the neck but ending at the ear level, diffuse petechial haemorrhages on the face, an injection mark with ecchymosis on the left elbow internal plica and petechial haemorrhages on the surface of the thymus.
The nictitating membrane originated ventromedially and swept in a dorsotemporal direction, was translucent with fine diffuse vasculature, and exhibited a plica marginale with variable pigmentation.
1982), Plica plica (LINNAEUS, 1758) (Vitt, 1991), Tropidurus itambere (RODRIGUES, 1987) (Van Sluys, 1995), Mabuya macrorhyncha (HOGE, 1946) (Vrcibradic and Rocha, 1995), Liolaemus lutzae (MERTENS, 1938) (Rocha, 1996), Tropiduru torquatus (WIED-NEUWIED, 1820) (Fialho et al.
La fuerza del poema filosofico El sueno radica en la formula latina, utilizada de distintos modos por Nicolas de cusa, Giordano Bruno y Gottfried Leibniz: plica ex plica.
Each parameter is defined as follows: villus length: the length from the top of the intestinal villus to the base of the intestinal villus; mucosa thickness: the thickness of mucous layer which includes the annular plica the intestinal villus microvillus and intestinal gland; intestinal wall thickness: the distanceform the outer part of the intestine to the joint of the muscular layer and the submucosa (ectoptygma thickness plus muscular layer thickness);crypt depth: the depth of the intestine gland.
The history of presentation, signs and symptoms may overlap a diagnosis of lateral epicondylitis, posterior lateral plica syndrome or lateral epicondyle stress fracture making MSKUS a key tool for diagnosis and treatment of this disorder.