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[ adjective plahy-keyt, -kit; verb plahy-keyt ]
/ adjective 藞pla瑟 ke瑟t, -k瑟t; verb 藞pla瑟 ke瑟t /
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adjective
Also pli路cat路ed. folded like a fan; pleated.
verb (used with object), pli路cat路ed, pli路cat路ing.
Surgery. to perform plication on.
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Origin of plicate

1690鈥1700; <Latin plic膩tus, past participle of plic膩re to fold, ply2; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM plicate

pli路cate路ly, adverbpli路cate路ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for plicate

plicate

plicated

/ (藞pla瑟ke瑟t) /

adjective
having or arranged in parallel folds or ridges; pleateda plicate leaf; plicate rock strata

Derived forms of plicate

plicately, adverbplicateness, noun

Word Origin for plicate

C18: from Latin plic膩tus folded, from plic膩re to fold
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Medical definitions for plicate

plicate
[ pl墨k膩t鈥 ]

adj.
Arranged in folds like those of a fan; pleated.
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