plication

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plication

 [pli-ka´shun]
the operation of taking tucks in a structure to shorten it.

pli·ca·tion

(plī-kā'shŭn, pli-),
A folding or putting together in pleats; specifically, an operation for reducing the size of a hollow viscus by taking folds or tucks in its walls.
[L. plico, pp. -atus, to fold]

pli·ca·tion

(plī-kā'shŭn)
A folding or putting together in pleats; specifically, an operation for reducing the size of a hollow viscus by taking folds or tucks in its walls.
[L. plico, pp. -atus, to fold]

plication

Folding or tucking, usually as a surgical procedure on a hollow organ to reduce its size.