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Definition of "duplicature" [du•pli•ca•ture]

  • A doubling; a fold, as of a membrane. (noun)

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Use "duplicature" in a sentence
  • "The female, selecting some leaf of an aquatic plant, sits as it were upon its edge, and folding it by means of her two hind feet, deposits a single egg in the duplicature of the folded part of the leaf, which is thereby glued most securely together, and the egg is thus effectually protected from injury."
  • "A duplicature of the peritoneum covering the small _intestine_, which occupies the"
  • "This duplicature of the serous membrane, H H, is named the recto-vesical pouch, and it is required to ascertain with all the exactness possible the level to which it descends, so as to avoid it in the operation of puncturing the bladder through the rectum."