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) \

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

Learn More about plica polonica

Cite this Entry

“Plica polonica.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/plica%20polonica. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on plica polonica

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!