plica

noun
pli·​ca | \ ˈplī-kə How to pronounce plica (audio) \
plural plicae\ ˈplī-​ˌkē How to pronounce plica (audio) , -​ˌsē \

Definition of plica

: a fold or folded part especially : a groove or fold of skin

First Known Use of plica

circa 1660, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plica

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

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The first known use of plica was circa 1660

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“Plica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plica. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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plica

noun
pli·​ca | \ ˈplī-kə How to pronounce plica (audio) \
plural plicae\ -​ˌkē How to pronounce plica (audio) , -​ˌsē How to pronounce plica (audio) \

Medical Definition of plica

: a fold or folded part especially : a groove or fold of skin

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