plicate definition

  • adjective:
    • Arranged in folds like those of a fan; pleated.
    • Folded several times lengthwise like a fan, frequently lending stiffness to a set structure like a leaf; corrugated; pleated.
    • Plaited; folded like an admirer.
  • verb:
    • To fold or pleat (usually used in passive).
    • fold into pleats,
  • others:
    • In botany, folded like an admirer; plaited: as, a plicate leaf.
    • In zoology and anatomy, plaited, plexed, or creased; created into a plication.
    • In entomology, having parallel raised lines which are sharply slashed using one side, but on the other side descend slowly to another location range, as a surface; plaited or collapsed. Additionally plicative, plicated.

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