[adjective plahy-keyt, -kit; verb plahy-keyt]
- Also pli·cat·ed. folded like a fan; pleated.
- Surgery. to perform plication on.
Origin of plicate
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Examples from the Web for plicate
Pileoli innumerable, inflexed and appressed, plicate, brown.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
The margin of the cap, especially in old plants, is somewhat wavy or plicate as in Lactarius fuliginosus.
The plant is recognized by the pale yellow color of the caps and the plicate striate character of the margin.
The third glume is broadly ovate-oblong, subacute, 1-nerved, paleate; the palea is plicate in the median line.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses
Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
Stipe very short, plicate, red-brown, arising from a small hypothallus.The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio
A. P. Morgan
- having or arranged in parallel folds or ridges; pleateda plicate leaf; plicate rock strata
C18: from Latin plicātus folded, from plicāre to fold
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- Arranged in folds like those of a fan; pleated.
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