plica polonica

noun
plica po·lon·i·ca | \-pə-ˈlän-i-kə \
plural plicae polonicae\-i-ˌsē \

Medical Definition of plica polonica 

: a state of the hair in which it becomes twisted, matted, and crusted, usually as a result of neglect, filth, and infestation by vermin

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