plica polonica

noun

plica po·​lon·​i·​ca -pə-ˈlän-i-kə How to pronounce plica polonica (audio)
plural plicae polonicae -i-ˌsē How to pronounce plica polonica (audio)
: 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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“Plica polonica.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/plica%20polonica. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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