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adjective pli·cate \ˈplī-ˌkāt\

Definition of plicate

  1. 1 :  folded lengthwise like a fan a plicate leaf

  2. 2 :  having the surface thrown up into or marked with parallel ridges plicate wing cases

Origin and Etymology of plicate

Latin plicatus, past participle of plicare


First Known Use: circa 1760


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transitive verb pli·cate \ˈplī-ˌkāt\

Medical Definition of plicate

plicated

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plicating

  1. :  to perform plication on the vein graft was then plicated by means of…sutures placed about 2 mm. apart—Journal of the American Medical Association


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adjective pli·cate
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plicated

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Medical Definition of plicate

  1. :  being folded, tucked, or ridged especially like a fan

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