plica(redirected from pterygomandibular plica)
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a ridge or fold on some body structure.
1. A ridge or margin apparently formed by the doubling back of a lamina. Synonym(s): plica
2. In the embryo, a transient elevation or reduplication of tissue in the form of a lamina.
n. pl. plicae (plī′sē, -kē)
A fold or ridge, as of skin, membrane, or shell.
pli·ca, pl. plicae (plī'kă, -kē) [TA]
1. [TA] One of several anatomic structures in which there is a folding over of the parts.
[Mod. L. a plait or fold]