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plica(pli'ka) (pli'ke?, se?) plural.plicae [L. plica, a fold]
A fold. See: fold
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
One of three folds of mucosa between the tongue and the epiglottis.
A mucosal fold at the lower orifice of the nasolacrimal duct.Synonym: Hasner valve; Huschke valve
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.
A fold of synovial membrane that projects into a joint cavity.
transverse plica of the rectum
One of the mucosal folds in the rectum.