duplicature

[ doo-pli-kuh-choo r, -kuh-cher, -key-cher, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu plɪ kəˌtʃʊər, -kə tʃər, -ˌkeɪ tʃər, ˈdyu- /
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noun

a folding or doubling of a part on itself, as a membrane.

Nearby words

  1. duplicating machine,
  2. duplication,
  3. duplication of chromosomes,
  4. duplication of the cube,
  5. duplicator,
  6. duplicatus,
  7. duplicident,
  8. duplicitous,
  9. duplicitously,
  10. duplicity

Origin of duplicature

From the New Latin word duplicātūra, dating back to 1680–90. See duplicate, -ure

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for duplicature

  • Fetuses deficient at their extremities, or have a duplicature of parts.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I|Erasmus Darwin
  • A duplicature of the peritoneum covering the small intestine, which occupies the middle or center of the abdominal cavity.

    A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell