plicate

adjective pli·cate \ ˈplī-ˌkāt \

Definition of plicate

1 : folded lengthwise like a fan
  • a plicate leaf
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


Medical Dictionary

1

plicate

transitive verb pli·cate \ ˈplī-ˌkāt \

medical Definition of plicate

plicated; plicating
: 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

2

plicate

adjective
variants: or plicated play \-ˌkāt-əd\

medical Definition of plicate

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

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