Meaning of plica

pli•ca

Pronunciation: (plī'ku), [key]
— pl. pli•cae
  1. a fold or folding.
  2. Also calleda 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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