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Meaning of PLAQUE

Pronunciation:  plak

Matching Terms:  plaque forming unit, plaquenil, plaquette

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  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".
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