Also pli·cat·ed. folded like a fan; pleated.
Surgery. to perform plication on.
- pli·cate·ly, adverb
- pli·cate·ness, noun
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How to use plicate in a sentence
Stipe very short, plicate, red-brown, arising from a small hypothallus.The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio | A. P. Morgan
The peridium is round, often slightly depressed above, plicate below, where it is abruptly contracted into a long stem-like base.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise | M. E. Hard
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
The margin of the cap, especially in old plants, is somewhat wavy or plicate as in Lactarius fuliginosus.Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. | George Francis Atkinson
The plant is recognized by the pale yellow color of the caps and the plicate striate character of the margin.Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. | George Francis Atkinson
British Dictionary definitions for plicate
having or arranged in parallel folds or ridges; pleated: a plicate leaf; plicate rock strata
- plicately, adverb
- plicateness, noun
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