[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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- 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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