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plication

[plahy-key-shuh n, pli-]
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noun
  1. the act or procedure of folding.
  2. the state or quality of being folded; a fold.
  3. Surgery.
    1. the folding in and suturing of tucks, so as to tighten weakened or stretched tissue.
    2. the folding of an organ, as a section of the intestine, and the attaching of it to another organ or tissue.
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Also plic·a·ture [plik-uh-cher] /ˈplɪk ə tʃər/.

Origin of plication

1375–1425; late Middle English plicacioun < Medieval Latin plicātiōn- (stem of plicātiō) a folding. See plicate, -ion
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Historical Examples

  • Multiplicate: with many longitudinal folds or lines of plication.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • Plication, or folding, is also an important feature in the history of the earth.


British Dictionary definitions for plication

plication

plicature (ˈplɪkətʃə)

noun
  1. the act of folding or the condition of being folded or plicate
  2. a folded part or structure, esp a fold in a series of rock strata
  3. surgery the act or process of suturing together the walls of a hollow organ or part to reduce its size
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plication in Medicine

plication

(plī-kāshən)
n.
  1. An operation for reducing the size of a hollow structure by taking folds or tucks in its walls.
  2. The state of being folded.
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