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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.
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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
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(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]
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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
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A line or an arrangement made by the doubling of one part over another:
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It corresponded to a site 2.5 mm posterior to the medial commissure at the junction between the caruncle and plica semilunaris.
A methodical approach to the problem is essential and the common sites of concealment are examined in sequence, including the recess proximal to the medial suprapatellar plica, the intercondylar notch, the popliteus tunnel, the recess beneath the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus, the posterolateral compartment and the posteromedial compartment.
Problems can include inflammation or degeneration of the tendons (tendonitis and tendinosis); inflammation due to tissues rubbing inside the joint (medial plica syndrome) or outside the joint (such as iliotibial band friction syndrome).
Evans, in una revisione sistematica risalente al 2002 (7), discute alcune principali ipotesi su meccanismi d'azione quali il rilascio di una plica sinoviale intrappolata, il rilassamento di muscoli ipertonici--entrambi dovuti a uno stretching improvviso--, la rottura di aderenze intra/periarticolari e lo sblocco di segmenti vertebrali disallineati (7); cionondimeno, l'assenza di una verifica sperimentale impedisce a tali congetture di sostanziarsi in teorie scientifiche coerenti e comunemente accettate in ambito internazionale.
The IFP lies inferior to the patella and posteriorly extends into the infrapatellar plica (IPP) (ligamentum mucosum), which inserts into the anterior border of the intercondylar notch [42].
(5) Parece ser que Jorge Franco, al presentar su novela para el premio Alfaguara y escoger como titulo preliminar Aquel monstruo indomable, correspondiente a unos versos de Florez, para ubicar sobre la plica, quisiera reconciliar las oposiciones entre pasado y presente, entre aqui y alla, y constituir asi un contrapeso a la vision cultural de su personaje Diego.
Pursuant to an order of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, entered on February 10, 2014, the Superintendent of Financial Services of the State of New York and her successors in office were appointed as liquidator ("Liquidator") of Professional Liability Insurance Company of America ("PLICA") and directed to take possession of PLICA's property and liquidate its business and affairs pursuant to Article 74 of the New York Insurance Law ("Insurance Law").