plication

noun
pli·​ca·​tion | \ plī-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce plication (audio) \

Definition of plication

1 : the act or process of folding : the state of being folded
2 : fold

First Known Use of plication

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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plication

noun
pli·​ca·​tion | \ plī-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce plication (audio) \

Medical Definition of plication

1 : the tightening of stretched or weakened bodily tissues or channels by folding the excess in tucks and suturing plication of the neck of the bladder
2 : the folding of one part on and the fastening of it to another (as areas of the bowel freed from adhesions and left without normal serosal covering)

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