|plication or plicature (plaɪˈkeɪʃən, ˈplɪkətʃə)|
|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|
plication pli·ca·tion (plī-kā'shən)
An operation for reducing the size of a hollow structure by taking folds or tucks in its walls.
The state of being folded.