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 for plica
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plica \Pli"ca\, n. [LL., a fold, fr. L. plicare to fold. See
     Ply, v.]
     1. (Med.) 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 plait.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Bot.) A diseased state in plants in which there is an
        excessive development of small entangled twigs, instead of
        ordinary branches.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Zool.) The bend of the wing of a bird.
        [1913 Webster] Plicate

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a folded part (as in skin or muscle) [syn: fold, plica]

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