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dental plaque

n
(Dentistry) a filmy deposit on the surface of a tooth consisting of a mixture of mucus, bacteria, food, etc. Also called: bacterial plaque
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Noun1.dental plaque - a film of mucus and bacteria deposited on the teeth that encourages the development of dental cariesdental plaque - a film of mucus and bacteria deposited on the teeth that encourages the development of dental caries
plaque - (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
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