Definition of plicate in English:
adjectiveBiology & Geology
Folded, crumpled, or corrugated.
- However, like palms and some members of the Iridales, they have plicate leaves, and these leaf forms are among the earliest known fossil monocots.
- During the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods, many shells became coarsely plicate.
- The lenticular, keeled conch form and evolute, coarsely plicate juvenile whorls of Eoprodromites were anticipated by the Pseudarietitinae.
- Example sentences
- Some of these coarsely plicated specimens have right central and anterior plicae bifurcated into two minor folds and have narrow secondary plicae in the interspaces of the left valves.
- A more detailed examination of the gastroesophageal junction often demonstrates the plicated area of the stomach.
- From there, plication was continued toward the mid-axillary line, resulting in a large part of the plicated tissue being located in the central tendon.
Mid 18th century: from Latin plicatus 'folded', past participle of plicare.
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