plicature


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pli·ca·tion

 (plī-kā′shən) also plic·a·ture (plĭk′ə-cho͝or′)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of folding.
b. The state of being folded.
2. A fold.
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This functional plicature occurs when an idea can cover terrain without bordering itself with classificatory limits which results in the transformation of a cephalopod into a quadruped.
Ce procede permet, par la pose d'une prothese, de renforcer les structures musculofasciales de la region inguinale sans pour autant pratiquer une large dissection ni des plicatures forcees pouvant conduire a des dechirures tissulaires.