1. [syn: fold, plica]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Plica \Pli"ca\, n. [LL., a fold, fr. L. plicare to fold. See
1. (Med.) A disease of the hair (Plica polonica), in which it
becomes twisted and matted together. The disease is of
Polish origin, and is hence called also Polish plait.
2. (Bot.) A diseased state in plants in which there is an
excessive development of small entangled twigs, instead of
3. (Zool.) The bend of the wing of a bird.
[1913 Webster] Plicate
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a folded part (as in skin or muscle) [syn: fold, plica]