Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

plica

play
noun, pli·ca \ˈplī-kə\

Definition of plica

plural plicae play \-ˌkē, -ˌsē\

  1. :  a fold or folded part; especially :  a groove or fold of skin



Origin of plica

Medieval Latin, from Latin plicare to fold — more at ply


First Known Use: circa 1660

Rhymes with plica


Medical Dictionary

plica

play
noun pli·ca \ˈplī-kə\

Medical Definition of plica

plural plicae \-ˌkē, -ˌsē\play play

  1. :  a fold or folded part; especially :  a groove or fold of skin




Learn More about plica

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "plica"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up plica? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a timid, meek, or unassertive person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

reduce soothe disapprove perplex
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ