Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to plication: cystopexy, fundoplication


 (plī-kā′shən) also plic·a·ture (plĭk′ə-cho͝or′)
a. The act or process of folding.
b. The state of being folded.
2. A fold.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(plaɪˈkeɪʃən) or


1. (Biology) the act of folding or the condition of being folded or plicate
2. (Geological Science) a folded part or structure, esp a fold in a series of rock strata
3. (Surgery) surgery the act or process of suturing together the walls of a hollow organ or part to reduce its size
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(plaɪˈkeɪ ʃən, plɪ-)

1. the act or procedure of folding.
2. a fold.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin plicātiō. See plicate, -tion]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plication - an angular or rounded shape made by foldingplication - an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
pleat, plait - any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
angular shape, angularity - a shape having one or more sharp angles
twirl, kink, twist - a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
pucker, ruck - an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
2.plication - the act of folding in parallel folds
folding, fold - the act of folding; "he gave the napkins a double fold"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


A line or an arrangement made by the doubling of one part over another:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
plication, seeking lifting of the ban imposed on Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) from October 11 to 14 in Madurai.Vaiko, a Rajya Sabha member, who appeared before the Centre's Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act Tribunal, told reporters that 'Q' branch DSP of Ramanathapuram has also submitted his arguments and sought shifting of the place of hearing of the case to Madurai.
The new hearing, which con- tinues, comes after an ap- plication by Elsie's family.
Rose offers a full range of weight-loss surgical procedures including Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Banding/LapBand, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Loop Duodenal Switch, Gastric Plication, Band-Over-Bypass and the non-surgical balloon procedure.
[6] The commonly performed operative interventions such as Jabouley's partial excision and eversion, Lord's plication, radical excision and vaginal fenestration may be considered modifications of the above basic techniques.
Stitches were passed through the annuloplasty ring, and plication sutures were tied over the annuloplasty ring to remodel the annulus and obliterate the atrialized right ventricle.
Thoracoscopic diaphragmatic plication (TDP) has been performed on children for decades and has been shown to be effective and safe previously (1-3).
The limitations of the study include the lack of a control group, limited long-term follow-up, the lack of endoscopic or radiographic evaluation of the plication durability, and the significant loss to follow-up rate at 24 months.
The company has received CE mark certification for its closed-chest Revivent TC TransCatheter Ventricular Enhancement System for plication of scar tissue in post-myocardial infarction, ischemic cardiomyopathy patients.
Plication was performed to the area of curvature, and saphenous patch was applied by incising and excising the plaques in the lower part and tip of the corpora cavernosa (Figure 2a, 2b).
Subsequently, an alternative restrictive procedure, laparoscopic gastric plication (LGP), has been proposed by Tretbar et al.