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plication

[plahy-key-shuh n, pli-] /plaɪˈkeɪ ʃən, plɪ-/
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.
Also, plicature
[plik-uh-cher] /ˈplɪk ə tʃər/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English plicacioun < Medieval Latin plicātiōn- (stem of plicātiō) a folding. See plicate, -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for plication

plication

/plaɪˈkeɪʃən/
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 pli·ca·tion (plī-kā'shən)
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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