Plicate
Plicate Pli"cate, Plicated Pli"ca*ted, a. [L. plicatus, p. p. of plicare to fold.] Plaited; folded like a fan; as, a plicate leaf. -- {Pli"cate*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • plicate — [plī′kāt΄, plī′kit] adj. [L plicatus, pp. of plicare, to fold: see PLY1] folded or plaited; esp., having parallel folds like a fan [a plicate leaf]: also plicated …   English World dictionary

  • plicate — adjective Etymology: Latin plicatus, past participle of plicare Date: circa 1760 1. folded lengthwise like a fan < a plicate leaf > 2. having the surface thrown up into or marked with parallel ridges < plicate wing cases > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plicate — Folded; pleated; tucked. * * * pli·cate plī .kāt vt, pli·cat·ed; pli·cat·ing to perform plication on <the vein graft was then plicated by means of...sutures placed about 2 mm. apart (Jour. Amer. Med. Assoc.)> plicate or pli·cat·ed .kāt əd… …   Medical dictionary

  • plicate — having plicae or a series of folds, grooves or wrinkles in the skin; plaited …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • plicate — adj. [L. plicare, to fold] Folded; parallel ridges or striae appearing as folds or pleats …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • plicate — plicately, adv. plicateness, n. adj. /pluy kayt, kit/; v. /pluy kayt/, adj., v., plicated, plicating. adj. 1. Also, plicated. folded like a fan; pleated. v.t. 2. Surg. to perform plication on. [1690 1700; < L plicatus, ptp. of plicare to fold,… …   Universalium

  • plicate — 1. adjective Folded multiple time lengthwise or like a fan; corrugated. Syn: corrugated, folded, plicated See Also: plicated 2. verb To fold or …   Wiktionary

  • plicate — (Order Isopoda): Pleated or folded [Kensley and Schotte, 1989] …   Crustacea glossary

  • plicate — Synonyms and related words: crease, creased, crimp, crimped, crisp, dog ear, dog eared, double, double over, doubled, enfold, flexible, flounce, flounced, flute, fluted, fold, fold over, foldable, folded, folding, frill, gather, gathered, infold …   Moby Thesaurus

  • plicate — plaɪkeɪt adj. wrinkled, creased; folded, pleated …   English contemporary dictionary

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