plica(redirected from semilunar plica of the conjunctiva)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
n. pl. pli·cae (plī′sē, -kē)
A fold or ridge, as of skin, membrane, or shell.
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]
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]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||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