Definition of Plicate

1. Verb. Fold into pleats,. "Pleat the cloth"

Exact synonyms: Pleat
Generic synonyms: Fold, Fold Up, Turn Up
Derivative terms: Plication, Plication



Definition of Plicate

1. a. Plaited; folded like a fan; as, a plicate leaf.

Definition of Plicate

1. Adjective. (biology) Folded multiple time lengthwise or like a fan; corrugated. ¹

2. Verb. (chiefly biology) To fold or pleat (usually used in passive). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plicate

1. pleated [adj]

Medical Definition of Plicate

1. Folded back and forth longitudinally like a fan. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plicate

plicae caecales
plicae ciliares
plicae circulares
plicae epiglottica
plicae gastricae
plicae gastropancreaticae
plicae iridis
plicae palmatae
plicae recti
plicae transversales recti
plicae tubariae tubae uterinae
plicae tunicae mucosae vesicae felleae
plical
plicamycin
plicas
plicate (current term)
plicated
plicately
plicates
plicating
plication
plications
plicature
plicatures
plicidentine
plicidentines
plicotomy
plie
plied
plier

Literary usage of Plicate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Manual of the Mosses of North America by Leo Lesquereux, Thomas Potts James (1884)
"Calyptra yellow, deeply split at base, obtusely plicate, generally covered with long flexuous yellowish hairs. Capsule exserted, narrowed into a long collum ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"Aside from the financial inducement offered the commercial grower, it will apices and on new growths of deciduous and plicate- leaved species, ..."

3. Mosses with Hand-lens and Microscope: A Non-technical Hand-book of the More by Abel Joel Grout (1903)
"... spreading at nearly right angles, widely deltoid-triangular to broadly ovate, rounded at basal angles and narrowed to the insertion, plicate, ..."

4. Pharmaceutical Botany by Heber Wilkinson Youngken, Francis Edward Stewart (1914)
"... it is plicate; if rolled inward from each margin, as the leaf of the common Violet, INVOLUTE ; when rolled outward from each margin as Rumex, REVOLUTE. ..."

5. A Manual Flora of Madeira and the Adjacent Island of Porto Santo and the by Richard Thomas Lowe (1868)
"green at first in the middle, then chestnut-brown edged with purple, and with pale colourless membranous plicate or denticulate tips and borders. ..."

6. Manual of the Mosses of North America by Leo Lesquereux, Thomas Potts James (1884)
"Calyptra yellow, deeply split at base, obtusely plicate, generally covered with long flexuous yellowish hairs. Capsule exserted, narrowed into a long collum ..."

7. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"Aside from the financial inducement offered the commercial grower, it will apices and on new growths of deciduous and plicate- leaved species, ..."

8. Mosses with Hand-lens and Microscope: A Non-technical Hand-book of the More by Abel Joel Grout (1903)
"... spreading at nearly right angles, widely deltoid-triangular to broadly ovate, rounded at basal angles and narrowed to the insertion, plicate, ..."

9. Pharmaceutical Botany by Heber Wilkinson Youngken, Francis Edward Stewart (1914)
"... it is plicate; if rolled inward from each margin, as the leaf of the common Violet, INVOLUTE ; when rolled outward from each margin as Rumex, REVOLUTE. ..."

10. A Manual Flora of Madeira and the Adjacent Island of Porto Santo and the by Richard Thomas Lowe (1868)
"green at first in the middle, then chestnut-brown edged with purple, and with pale colourless membranous plicate or denticulate tips and borders. ..."

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