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Definition of the noun plaque

What does plaque mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: plaques

  1. (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
  2. a memorial made of brass

Specialised definition of the noun plaque

Glossary of healthcare

build-up of cholesterol and fatty material that hardens and narrows the passageway in an artery


"Plaque" is an artwork by John Bennett, begun in (137 years ago).


  1. Plaque: A plaque is a broad papule, or confluence of papules equal to or greater than 1 cm.
    • also known as Flat-topped papules
  2. Plaque: Plaques commemorate a famous or notable person who was born, lived, worked or died in the proximity of the plaque's location.

Phrases with Plaque

  1. dental plaque
  2. amyloid plaque
  3. arterial plaque
  4. bacterial plaque
  5. amyloid protein plaque

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Plaque

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Google previewInfectious Microecology (2015)

Theory and Applications by Lanjuan Li

Plaque is a sticky bacterial plaque on tooth surfaces and local produced acid can cause cavities; plaque is a micro ecological system, and...

Google previewAdvances in Photodynamic Therapy (2008)

Basic, Translational, and Clinical by Michael Hamblin

Instead plaque is an active collection of cells (mainly macrophages and smooth muscle cells) arising where the endothelial...

Google previewMedical Imaging: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (2016)

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications by Management Association, Information Resources

Mithun Kumar PK Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Bangladesh Mohammad Motiur Rahman Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Bangladesh ABSTRACT The calcification plaque is a one kind of ...

Google previewScully's Medical Problems in Dentistry (2014)

by Crispian Scully

Polymicrobial supragingival plaque is a possible independent factor, as it possesses a relevant mutagenic interaction with saliva, and individual oral health is a cofactor in the development of OSCC. Viridans group streptococci of the normal ...

Google previewMinimally Invasive Periodontal Therapy (2014)

Clinical Techniques and Visualization Technology by Stephen K. Harrel, Thomas G. Wilson, Jr.

Although bacterial plaque is the primary extrinsic etiologic factor for the initiation and progression of periodontal disease, anatomic factors such as cervical enamel projections (CEPs), enamel pearls, and developmental grooves are often ...

Google previewVeterinary Dentistry: A Team Approach (2012)

by Steven E. Holmstrom

Perhaps the worst plaque is the type that infiltrates the gingiva itself (Figure 6-2). PATIENT RESPONSE As the bacteria infiltrate and colonize the sulcus and invade the gingival tissues, the patient attempts to fight the infection. (In veterinary ...

Google previewAlterations in the Neuronal Cytoskeleton in Alzheimer Disease (2012)

by George Perry

senile plaque is a spherical lesion found in the cerebral cortex presenting three major constituents: 1) a central amyloid core; 2) degenerated neuronal processes ; and 3) glial cells.” The last two forming a rim that surrounds the amyloid core.

Google previewDental Assisting , Comprehensive Approach (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Dental plaque is a biofilm, usually a pale yellow, that develops naturally on the teeth. Like any biofilm, dental plaque is formed by colonizing bacteria trying to attach themselves to a smooth surface (of a tooth). It has been also speculated that ...

Google previewWhat Do They Do? Dentists (2010)

by Gaetano Capici

Plaque is a sticky coating that forms on teeth. It is made of germs. It can harm your teeth and gums. Hygienists use dental floss to clean between your teeth. They treat your teeth with fluoride. They also polish teeth with a special paste. A dental ...

Google previewLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (2002)

by Chris Epting

The top plaque is the National Historic marker, the bottom is the State Historical Marker ( No. 960). (Photo taken by author.) HISTORIC PALM TREE IN EXPOSITION PARK .

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Men's Health (2005)

by Glenn S. Rothfeld, Deborah S. Romaine

plaque, penile 265 cosmetic surgery to repair. Complications with tongue piercings include damage to the nerves that supply the tongue, with resulting impairment of function that can affect speech and swallowing. Infection can also damage ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

Ecological plaque hypothesis No single bacterial species has emerged as the causative agent of caries or of periodontal disease. The primary reason might be that these two prevalent oral diseases are based on ecological criteria and not ...

Google previewDesk Encyclopedia of Microbiology (2003)

by Moselio Schaechter

subgingival plaque Bacteria growing below the ...

Google previewThe Complete Encyclopedia of Natural Healing (2005)

by Gary Null

Studies have shown that supplementing with a combination of these three supplements not only reduced homocysteine levels, but also cleaned out arterial plaque. There is only one way to learn your homocysteine levels: by taking a ...

Google previewUltimate Hot Rod Dictionary: A-Bombs to Zoomies

by Jeff Breitenstein

club plaque 1. n. Any custom plaque bearing the name and, frequently, personalized logo of an ...

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Quotes about Plaque

My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don't need another plaque. (Denzel Washington)
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Scrabble value of P3L1A1Q10U1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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