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Related to plaquette: Platelets
A small plaque or tablet, as of metal, stone, or ivory, often inscribed or embossed for purposes of decoration, commemoration, or identification.
[French : plaque, plaque; see plaque + -ette, feminine of -et, diminutive suffix; see -et.]
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1. (Geological Science) geology obsolete a flat concretion found in sedimentary rock
2. (Anatomy) anatomy obsolete a minuscule body or platelet found in most mammalian blood
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