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meanings of plaque


  1. An accumulation of biofilm, or bacteria, on teeth.
  2. (countable, uncountable, pathology) An abnormal accumulation of material in or on an organ of the body, often associated with disease.
  3. A broad patch of abnormal tissue distinguishable from surrounding tissue, especially a broad papule (“inflamed, irritated patch") on the skin.
  4. A clearing in a bacterial lawn caused by a virus.
  5. An accumulation in artery walls made up of macrophage cells and debris containing lipids, (cholesterol and fatty acids), calcium, and connective tissue; an atheroma.
  6. In the Hornbostel-Sachs classification system: any flat, thin musical instrument.
  7. Any flat, thin piece of clay, ivory, metal, etc., used for ornament, or for painting pictures upon, as a dish, plate, slab, etc., hung upon a wall; also, a smaller decoration worn by a person, such as a brooch.
  8. A small card representing an amount of money, used for betting in casinos; a sort of gaming chip.
  9. A piece of flat metal with writing on it, attached to a building, monument, or other structure to remind people of a person or an event.

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