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(pli'ka) (pli'ke?, se?) plural.plicae [L. plica, a fold]
A fold. See: fold

circular plica

One of the transverse folds of the mucosa and submucosa of the small intestine. Collectively they resemble accordion pleats, do not disappear with distention of the intestine, and increase the surface area for absorption. See: circular folds

epiglottic plica

One of three folds of mucosa between the tongue and the epiglottis.

lacrimal plica

A mucosal fold at the lower orifice of the nasolacrimal duct.
Synonym: Hasner valve; Huschke valve

palmate plica

A radiating fold in the uterine mucosa on the anterior and posterior walls of the cervical canal.

semilunar plica of the colon

The transverse fold of mucosa of the large intestine lying between sacculations.

semilunar plica of the conjunctiva

The mucosal fold at the inner canthus of the eye.

synovial plica

A fold of synovial membrane that projects into a joint cavity.

transverse plica of the rectum

One of the mucosal folds in the rectum.
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Hsu, "Medial plicae and degeneration of the medial femoral condyle," Arthroscopy, vol.
Meristic characters Among meristic characters of specimens identified genetically and with a complete suite of morphological characters, only counts of total gill rakers, lateral-line pores, dermal plicae, and pectoralfin rays met variance assumptions necessary to conduct an ANCOVA (Table 5).
The gill plicae are formed by a variable number of ordinary filaments and principal filaments in the depressions between adjacent plicae (Figs.
Elongate, equivalved shell; dorsal and ventral margins subparallel; anterior and posterior margins nearly equally convex; beaks extend above dorsal margin, located approximately one-fourth length from anterior margin; surface with numerous comarginal plicae with finer growth lines between plicae.
26) Symmetry of 1 [degrees] valvular plicae, two states: radial (0), bisymmetrical (1).
Plicae palatinae transversae undpapilla incisive bei den Bulgaren [Plica palatinae transversae and papilla incisiva in Bulgarians], Z Morphol Anthropol 1970; 62(3): 276-284.
The presence of eyes and only twelve plicae per body segment exclude the possibility of such species being to Speleoperipatus or Plicatoperipatus, respectively.
2, of), both near and away from the VG, and the distance between plicae, at the crest and trough, using a dissecting microscope and ocular micrometer.
Plicae were scored as absent if they did not appear to arise independently of underlying substratum topology.
Particle processing on the gill plicae of the oyster Crassostrea gigas: fine scale mucocyte distribution and functional correlates.
There were mild, focal aggregations of hemocytes located in the interlamellar junctions and the hemolymph sinuses of plicae and ordinary filaments of the gill of particular oysters (Fig.
When relaxed gills are exposed to 5HT, the plicae narrow, and secondary folds appear (see Fig.