PLI'CA, n. [L. a fold.] The plica polonica is a disease of the hair, peculiar to Poland and the neighboring countries. In this disease, the hair of the head is matted or clotted by means of an acrid viscid humor which exudes from the hair.
PLI'CA, n. [L. a fold.]
Trichosis plica is a disease of the hair, peculiar to Poland and the neighboring countries. In this disease, the hair of the head is vascularly thickened, matted or harled by means of a glutinous fluid secreted from its root. It sometimes, but rarely, affects the beard, the hair of the pudenda, and of the rest of the surface of the body. It seems to prevail in Poland as an endemic disease.
- A disease of the hair (Plica
polonica), in which it becomes twisted and matted together. The
disease is of Polish origin, and is hence called also Polish
- A diseased state in plants in
which there is an excessive development of small entangled twigs,
instead of ordinary branches.
- The bend of the wing of