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pli•ca



Pronunciation: (plī'ku), [key]
n.,
pl. pli•caePronunciation: (plī'sē, -kē). [key]

1. Zool., Anat.a fold or folding.
2. Also called pli'ca po•lon'i•ca Pronunciation: (pu-lon'i-ku). [key] Pathol.a matted, filthy condition of the hair, caused by disease, vermin, etc.
3. (in medieval music) a vertical mark attached to a neume, standing for an interpolated melodic ornament.

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