plication

plication

[plahy-key-shuhn, pli-]
noun
1.
the act or procedure of folding.
2.
the state or quality of being folded; a fold.
3.
Surgery.
a.
the folding in and suturing of tucks, so as to tighten weakened or stretched tissue.
b.
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] .


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

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plication or plicature (plaɪˈkeɪʃən, ˈplɪkətʃə)
 
n
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
 
plicature or plicature
 
n

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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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