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Meaning of PLAQUE

Pronunciation:  plak

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a memorial made of brass
  2. [n]  (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body

PLAQUE is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: brass, memorial tablet
 See Also: amyloid plaque, amyloid protein plaque, arterial plaque, bacterial plaque, dapple, dental plaque, fleck, maculation, memorial, monument, patch, speckle, spot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Plaque\, n. [F. Cf. {Plack}, and see {Placard}.]
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.

Medical Dictionary
  1. dental plaque is a film of mucus that traps bacteria on the surface of the teeth.
  2. An abnormal patch on the skin or other organ or tissue. Plaque of an artery refers to hard formation on the artery walls formed by fat and cholesterol deposits over the years. These lead to hardening of the arteries called "atherosclerosis".
Biology Dictionary
  1. A clear spot on a lawn of bacteria or cultured cells where cells have been Iysed by viral infection.
  2. A localized area of clearing in a bacterial lawn on an agar plate. The clearing is due to lysis or inhibited growth of cells which is caused by virus or bacteriophage infection.
  3. A plaque is a palpable area of skin that is larger than 1 cm in diameter. It can be the coalescence of papules. Secondary features may include atrophy, lichenification (irregular scaly edges) or hyperkeratosis.
 Definition: A clear spot on a lawn of bacteria or cultured cells where cells have been Iysed by viral infection.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: arch, award, badge, barrow, boundary stone, brass, brooch, bust, cairn, cenotaph, column, cromlech, cross, cup, cyclolith, dolmen, footstone, grave, gravestone, headstone, hoarstone, honor, inscription, insignia, marker, mausoleum, medal, medallion, megalith, memento, memorial, memorial arch, memorial column, memorial statue, memorial stone, menhir, monolith, monument, mound, necrology, obelisk, obituary, panel, patch, pillar, pin, plaquette, plate, prize, pyramid, reliquary, remembrance, ribbon, rostral column, shaft, shrine, slab, stela, stone, stupa, tablet, testimonial, tomb, tombstone, tope, trophy