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 (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.


(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


(plaɪˈkeɪ ʃən, plɪ-)

1. the act or procedure of folding.
2. a fold.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin plicātiō. See plicate, -tion]
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"


A line or an arrangement made by the doubling of one part over another:
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Distinct from distal and mid-shaft repairs, in which dorsal plication and penile degloving are widely accepted and employed to correct penile bending, several techniques have been described to correct VC in proximal hypospadias.
Cremohippariondiffers from Sivalhippus in having simple plication frequency of pre-postfossettes, single pli caballin (versus bifid or complex), small size and somewhat rounded protCones (Wolf et al.
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Midline plication, as well as paravaginal repair involving lateral attachment of the vagina to the arcus, have thus been the surgical approaches of choice for anterior-wall prolapse and cystocele.
8) Plication of the diaphragm may be performed if the patient has given a premorbid symptomatic history, but this procedure is best performed electively.
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3,4) The higher rates of exposure are usually seen in series in which some patients have had a synthetic graft implanted as an overlay to fascial midline plication.
Diagnosis: An average sized hipparionine, characterized complicated by enamel plications of the upper molars facial fossa probably small with small dorsoventral height, compared with distance of facial maxillary crest from the ventral limit of the fosssa, plication usually single, hypoglyph moderately deeply incised, short snout and slender metapodials (Colbert, 1935; Ghaffar, 2005).
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16) The once popular use of a suburethral plication suture during anterior colporraphy as described by Kelly has recently diminished quite significantly.
One endoluminal therapy, full-thickness plication, involves using a long, narrow tool known as an endoscope to tighten the junction between the oesophagus and the stomach with sutures.
4) The MRH knot has been routinely used in our institution for rotator interval closure, side-to-side rotator cuff repair, rotator cuff repair with suture anchors and arthroscopic capsular plication for approximately 5 years.