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 plicae polonicae (audio) \

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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“Plica polonica.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/plica%20polonica. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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