[plahy-key-shuh n, pli-]
- the act or procedure of folding.
- the state or quality of being folded; a fold.
- the folding in and suturing of tucks, so as to tighten weakened or stretched tissue.
- the folding of an organ, as a section of the intestine, and the attaching of it to another organ or tissue.
Also plic·a·ture [plik-uh-cher] /ˈplɪk ə tʃər/.
Origin of plication
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- the act of folding or the condition of being folded or plicate
- a folded part or structure, esp a fold in a series of rock strata
- surgery the act or process of suturing together the walls of a hollow organ or part to reduce its size
- An operation for reducing the size of a hollow structure by taking folds or tucks in its walls.
- The state of being folded.
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