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plicate

[adj. plahy-keyt, -kit; v. plahy-keyt] /adj. ˈplaɪ keɪt, -kɪt; v. ˈplaɪ keɪt/
adjective
1.
Also, plicated. folded like a fan; pleated.
verb (used with object), plicated, plicating.
2.
Surgery. to perform plication on.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < Latin plicātus, past participle of plicāre to fold, ply2; see -ate1
Related forms
plicately, adverb
plicateness, noun
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  • The mouth is large, and upper and lower lips are strongly plicate.
British Dictionary definitions for plicate

plicate

/ˈplaɪkeɪt/
adjective
1.
having or arranged in parallel folds or ridges; pleated: a plicate leaf, plicate rock strata
Derived Forms
plicately, adverb
plicateness, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin plicātus folded, from plicāre to fold
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plicate in Medicine

plicate pli·cate (plī'kāt') or pli·cat·ed (-kā'tĭd)
adj.
Arranged in folds like those of a fan; pleated.

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