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plaque

 (plăk)
n.
1. A flat plate, slab, or disk that is ornamented or engraved for mounting, as on a wall for decoration or on a monument for information.
2. A small pin or brooch worn as an ornament or a badge of membership.
3. A scaly patch on a body part, especially the skin.
4. A biofilm of bacteria in a matrix of polysaccharides and other substances on the surface of a tooth or teeth.
5.
a. A deposit of fatty material on the inner lining of an arterial wall, characteristic of atherosclerosis.
b. The material that such a deposit is composed of.
6. A deposit consisting mainly of beta-amyloid and degenerating nerve tissue, found in the brain tissue of people with Alzheimer's disease.
7. A sharply defined zone of demyelination in the central nervous system characteristic of multiple sclerosis.
8. A clear, often round patch of lysed cells in an otherwise opaque layer of a bacteria or cell culture.

[French, from Middle French, metal plate, from plaquer, to apply (something such as gold or plaster) to a surface, from Middle Dutch placken, to coat, patch, paste; see placard.]
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plaque

(plæk; plɑːk)
n
1. an ornamental or commemorative inscribed tablet or plate of porcelain, wood, etc
2. (Jewellery) a small flat brooch or badge, as of a club, etc
3. (Pathology) pathol any small abnormal patch on or within the body, such as the typical lesion of psoriasis
4. (Dentistry) short for dental plaque
5. (Microbiology) bacteriol a clear area within a bacterial or tissue culture caused by localized destruction of the cells by a bacteriophage or other virus
[C19: from French, from plaquier to plate, from Middle Dutch placken to beat (metal) into a thin plate]
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plaque

(plæk)

n.
1. a thin, flat plate or tablet of metal, porcelain, etc., intended for ornament, as on a wall, or set in a piece of furniture.
2. an inscribed commemorative tablet, usu. of metal, placed on a building or monument.
3. a platelike brooch or ornament, esp. one worn as a badge.
4.
a. a flat, often raised patch on any external or internal body surface.
b. an abnormal hardened deposit on the inner wall of an artery.
5. a soft, sticky, whitish film formed on tooth surfaces, composed of bacteria, mucin, and other matter.
6. a clear area in a laboratory dish of a bacterial culture, indicating dead bacteria.
[1840–50; < French, n. derivative of plaquer to plate < Middle Dutch placken to patch; compare placket]
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plaque

(plăk)
1. A film of mucus and bacteria on the surface of the teeth.
2. A deposit of fatty material on the inner lining of an artery wall, characteristic of atherosclerosis.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plaque - (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the bodyplaque - (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
maculation, patch, speckle, dapple, fleck, spot - a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
amyloid plaque, amyloid protein plaque - a plaque consisting of tangles of amyloid protein in nervous tissue (a pathological mark of Alzheimer's disease)
arterial plaque - a fatty deposit inside an arterial wall; characteristic of atherosclerosis
bacterial plaque, dental plaque - a film of mucus and bacteria deposited on the teeth that encourages the development of dental caries
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
2.plaque - a memorial made of brassplaque - a memorial made of brass    
monument, memorial - a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
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plaque

noun plate, panel, medal, tablet, badge, slab, brooch, medallion, cartouch(e) Her Majesty unveiled a commemorative plaque.
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Translations
صَحْنٌ فُخّاري للزّينَهصَفيحَة مَعْدَنِيَّهلَوْحَةمادّةٌ راسِبَه على الأسْنان
deskapamětní deskaplaketapovlak
mindepladeplakplatte
laatta
plaketa
falidíszplakk
postulínsplattitannsÿkla; tannsteinnveggskjöldur
記念銘板
현판
dantų akmuodekoratyvinė lėkštėlentelė
dekoratīva plāksnīte/šķīvisplāksnezobakmens
plaketa
skylt
แผ่นเหล็กหรือหินสลัก
diş kireçlenmesiduvar süsülevhaplaketplâket
tấm biển

plaque

[plæk] N (= plate) → placa f; (on teeth) → sarro m, placa f (dental)
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plaque

[ˈplɑːk] n
(on wall)plaque f
a commemorative plaque → une plaque commémorative
(on teeth)plaque f dentaire
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plaque

n
Plakette f; (on building etc) → Tafel f
(Med) → Belag m; (on teeth) → (Zahn)belag m
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plaque

[plæk] n (on building) → placca, targa; (on teeth) → placca batterica
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

plaque

(plaːk) , ((American) plak) noun
1. a plate of metal etc fixed to a wall etc as a memorial. His name was inscribed on a brass plaque.
2. a china etc ornament for fixing on the wall.
3. a deposit of saliva and bacteria which forms on the teeth.
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plaque

لَوْحَة pamětní deska mindeplade Gedenktafel πλάκα placa laatta plaque plaketa placca 記念銘板 현판 gedenkplaat plakett plakietka placa comemorativa памятная доска skylt แผ่นเหล็กหรือหินสลัก plaket tấm biển 匾额
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plaque

, placque
n. placa; plaqueta.
cualquier superficie de la piel o membrana mucosa;
plaqueta sanguínea.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

plaque

n placa; atherosclerotic — placa aterosclerótica; bacterial — placa bacteriana; dental — placa dental
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References in periodicals archive ?
Additionally, the cells contained attachment plaques and adjacent collagen bundles.
Like the force-transmitting attachment plaques at the ends of cross-striated muscle cells, the electron-dense, [Alpha]-actinincontaining dense bodies are fastened to the plasmalemma and basal lamina by a broad base composed of vinculin, talin, and integrin (16-18, 27).
During the developmental interval that I examined, I noted differences in the time when myofilaments appeared within cells of individual muscles, and changes in details of distal insertions, migration of shell attachment plaques, and differential expression of myocyte destruction programs.