\plˈiːkə], \plˈiːkə], \p_l_ˈiː_k_ə]\
Definitions of PLICA
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
Gen. and pl. plicoe 1. One of several anatomical structures in which there is a folding over of the parts. 2. A matted condition of the hair due to filth and the presence of parasites, plica polonica. 3. In veterinary practice, chronic impetiginous eczema of the parts covered by the mane; mange of mane and tail.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
A disease endemic in Poland, Lithuania, and other parts of Northern Europe; so called on account of its being characterized by interlacing, twisting, and agglutination or matting of the hair. By some it has been regarded as a real disease; by others, as the want of attention to cleanliness. However this may be, it generally appears upon the hair of the head, but sometimes in that of other parts, as the beard, the hair on the axilla, pubes, &c. Alibert admits three species of plica. 1. Plica multiform'is or Plica caput Medu'sae, in which the hairs are mixed and agglutinated in greater or less masses; and this has been again subdivided into two varieties, according as the meshes are almost straight (P. C. M. lacinia'ta, (F.) Plique en Ianieres) or much twisted, (F.) P. en vrilles.) 2. Plica longicau'da, (F.) Plique solitaire ou d queue; when the hair is united into a single long mass, and 3. Plica cespito'sa, (F.) Plique en masse, in which the hairs are matted into one large, shapeless mass. Pinel places this disease amongst the Cutaneous phlegmasiae; but it is far from demonstrated, that it is the result of inflammation of the skin. Certain it is, however, that the tangling of the hair is symptomatic of an affection-sui generis-of the dermoid system. The idea that it is entirely owing to want of cleanliness, as has been conceived by some, is not tenable. It has been supposed to be produced by a fungous growth-a mycoderma or trichomaphyte.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland