Definition of Plication

1. Noun. An angular or rounded shape made by folding. "A bend of his elbow"

Exact synonyms: Bend, Crease, Crimp, Flexure, Fold
Specialized synonyms: Plait, Pleat, Kink, Twirl, Twist, Pucker, Ruck
Generic synonyms: Angular Shape, Angularity
Derivative terms: Bend, Bend, Crimp, Flex, Fold, Plicate

2. Noun. The act of folding in parallel folds.
Exact synonyms: Pleating
Generic synonyms: Fold, Folding
Derivative terms: Pleat, Plicate

Definition of Plication

1. n. A folding or fold; a plait.

Definition of Plication

1. Noun. (context: now chiefly biology geology) An act of folding. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (context: now chiefly biology geology) A fold or pleat. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

3. Noun. (medicine) A surgical procedure in which a body part is strengthened or shortened by pulling together folds of excess material, and suturing them into place. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

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Definition of Plication

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Plication

1. A folding or putting together in pleats; specifically, an operation for reducing the size of a hollow viscus by taking folds or tucks in its walls. Origin: L. Plico, pp. -atus, to fold (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Plication

plicae gastropancreaticae
plicae iridis
plicae palmatae
plicae recti
plicae transversales recti
plicae tubariae tubae uterinae
plicae tunicae mucosae vesicae felleae
plication (current term)

Literary usage of Plication

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1905)
"THE copper-bearing rock formations of Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, present conclusive evidences of extensive and sharp plication. Some of these evidences are ..."

2. The History of England: From the Revolution in 1688 to the Death of George by Tobias George Smollett (1800)
"... ever)' article in the charge ; but no re- plication was made by the Commons, either to him or to the Earl of Orford. ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1908)
"court as such. plication (208 US 54), and again these do not concern the jurisdiction of the Federal S5 *The defendant now, after having secured a removal, ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1886)
"... into the definite relief of concrete ap plication ; and it may also serve to show the vast variety of de with which Nature effects the self-same object, ..."

5. Operative gynecology by Harry Sturgeon Crossen (1917)
"Posterior plication of Broad Ligaments. (VENABLE TECHNIQUE.) 1. ... The plication-suture drawn tight and tied, after testing and scarification. ..."

6. Geological Biology: An Introduction to the Geological History of Organisms by Henry Shaler Williams (1895)
"F and G. plication of Surface and Median Fold and Sinus. —The next character to be noted is that of the plication of the surface; each species is ..."

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