Pronunciation: (plī-kā'shun, pli-), [key]
1. the act or procedure of folding.
2. the state or quality of being folded; a fold.
a. the folding in and suturing of tucks, so as to tighten weakened or stretched tissue.
b. the folding of an organ, as a section of the intestine, and the attaching of it to another organ or tissue. Also,plic•a•turePronunciation: (plik'u-chur). [key]
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