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[plahy-key-shuh n, pli-] /plaɪˈkeɪ ʃən, plɪ-/

the act or procedure of folding.
the state or quality of being folded; a fold.

the act of folding or the condition of being folded or plicate
a folded part or structure, esp a fold in a series of rock strata
(surgery) the act or process of suturing together the walls of a hollow organ or part to reduce its size

plication pli·ca·tion (plī-kā’shən)


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