Definition of Plaque

1. Noun. (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body.




2. Noun. A memorial made of brass.
Exact synonyms: Brass, Memorial Tablet
Generic synonyms: Memorial, Monument

Definition of Plaque

1. n. Any flat, thin piece of metal, clay, ivory, or the like, used for ornament, or for painting pictures upon, as a slab, plate, dish, or the like, hung upon a wall; also, a smaller decoration worn on the person, as a brooch.

Definition of Plaque

1. Noun. Any flat, thin piece of metal, clay, ivory, or the like, used for ornament, or for painting pictures upon, as a slab, plate, dish, or the like, hung upon a wall; also, a smaller decoration worn on the person, as a brooch. ¹

2. Noun. An accumulation of biofilm, or bacteria on teeth. ¹

3. Noun. (uncountable medicine) Atheroma, an accumulation in artery walls made up of macrophage cells and debris containing lipids, (cholesterol and fatty acids), calcium, and connective tissue. ¹

4. Noun. (biology) A clearing in a bacterial lawn caused by a virus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plaque

1. an ornamental plate or disk [n -S]

Medical Definition of Plaque

1. Dental plaque is a combination of food (left in the mouth after eating), bacteria (which live in the mouth) and bacterial byproducts (acidic wastes). These acidic wastes can break down the tooth enamel leading to tooth decay. Plaque also irritates the gum tissue (see gingivitis) and eventually destroys periodontal tissue, promoting periodontal disease. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plaque

planuria
planurias
planuries
planury
planxties
planxty
plap
plapped
plapper
plappered
plappering
plappers
plapping
plaps
plaque (current term)
plaque-forming unit
plaque and tartar cause
plaques
plaquet
plaquets
plaquette
plaquettes
plash
plashed
plasher
plashers
plashes
plashet

Literary usage of Plaque

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the International Conference on Greek Architectural by Nancy A. Winter (1994)
"Profile: hardly visible tapering of vertical plaque, clearly observed in 1. ... Preserved: small portion of top part of vertical plaque. ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Noninvasive duplex scanning of carotid artery atherosclerotic plaque was ... The presence and thickness of such plaque in the region of the carotid ..."

3. History of Art in Phœnicia and Its Dependencies by Georges Perrot, Charles Chipiez (1885)
"On this plaque from Praeneste three personages ... Ivory plaque. Length ~J inches.4 is a group of two rams going towards a ship, each with a man under his ..."

4. History of Art in Phrygia, Lydia, Caria, and Lycia by Georges Perrot, Charles Chipiez (1892)
"204). Below, in the middle of the slab, is a small female figure in slight relief, whose hieratic pose, dress, and hair arranged FIG. 203.—I.\il:;m plaque. ..."

5. Marcus Aurelius: Aspects of Civic and Cultural Policy in the East by James Henry Oliver (1970)
"The two hundred fragments and slivers of the new plaque were transported in the ... plaque I, fragment A, from the American excavations, consists of a piece ..."

6. Hispano-Moresque Pottery in the Collection of the Hispanic Society of America by Edwin Atlee Barber (1915)
"Shallow plaque. PLATE XIII DESIGN.—Bryony leaves and flowers in dark blue, tendrils in luster. Arms.—Barry of six ground color and blue. ..."

7. Proceedings of the International Conference on Greek Architectural by Nancy A. Winter (1994)
"Profile: hardly visible tapering of vertical plaque, clearly observed in 1. ... Preserved: small portion of top part of vertical plaque. ..."

8. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Noninvasive duplex scanning of carotid artery atherosclerotic plaque was ... The presence and thickness of such plaque in the region of the carotid ..."

9. History of Art in Phœnicia and Its Dependencies by Georges Perrot, Charles Chipiez (1885)
"On this plaque from Praeneste three personages ... Ivory plaque. Length ~J inches.4 is a group of two rams going towards a ship, each with a man under his ..."

10. History of Art in Phrygia, Lydia, Caria, and Lycia by Georges Perrot, Charles Chipiez (1892)
"204). Below, in the middle of the slab, is a small female figure in slight relief, whose hieratic pose, dress, and hair arranged FIG. 203.—I.\il:;m plaque. ..."

11. Marcus Aurelius: Aspects of Civic and Cultural Policy in the East by James Henry Oliver (1970)
"The two hundred fragments and slivers of the new plaque were transported in the ... plaque I, fragment A, from the American excavations, consists of a piece ..."

12. Hispano-Moresque Pottery in the Collection of the Hispanic Society of America by Edwin Atlee Barber (1915)
"Shallow plaque. PLATE XIII DESIGN.—Bryony leaves and flowers in dark blue, tendrils in luster. Arms.—Barry of six ground color and blue. ..."

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