Definitions for plaqueplæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

plaqueplæk(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 flat, often raised patch on any external or internal body surface. an abnormal hardened deposit on the inner wall of an artery.

    Category: Pathology

  5. a soft, sticky, whitish film formed on tooth surfaces, composed of bacteria, mucin, and other matter.

    Category: Dentistry

  6. a clear area in a laboratory dish of a bacterial culture, indicating dead bacteria.

    Category: Laboratory Biology

Origin of plaque:

1840–50; < F, n. der. of plaquer to plate < MD placken to patch; cf. placket

Princeton's WordNet

  1. plaque(noun)

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

  2. brass, memorial tablet, plaque(noun)

    a memorial made of brass

Wiktionary

  1. plaque(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.

  2. plaque(Noun)

    An accumulation of biofilm, or bacteria on teeth.

  3. plaque(Noun)

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

  4. plaque(Noun)

    A clearing in a bacterial lawn caused by a virus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plaque(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


Translations for plaque

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

plaque(noun)

a plate of metal etc fixed to a wall etc as a memorial

His name was inscribed on a brass plaque.

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