plaque

Definitions:

  • A flat plate, slab, or disk that is ornamented or engraved for mounting, as on a wall for decoration or on a monument for information.
  • A small pin or brooch worn as an ornament or a badge of membership.
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  • A deposit of fatty material on the inner lining of an arterial wall, characteristic of atherosclerosis.
  • A scaly patch on a body part, especially the skin.
  • A film of mucus and bacteria on a tooth surface.
  • A lesion found in the brain tissue of people with Alzheimer's disease, consisting mainly of beta-amyloid protein and degenerating nerve tissue.
  • A sharply defined zone of demyelination in the brain characteristic of multiple sclerosis.
  • A clear, often round patch of lysed cells in an otherwise opaque layer of a bacteria or cell culture.
  • An ornamental plate; a brooch; the plate of a clasp.
  • A square, oblong, or circular tablet of bronze or silver, the largest dimension of which extends to three or four inches, ornamented in relief with some religious, mythological, allegorical, or decorative subject.
  • Any tablet or distinctly flat plate of metal or porcelain, whether plain or ornamented; partieularly. an ornamental circular plate intended for a wall-decoration. See cut in next column.
  • The especial decoration of a high rank in many honorary orders. See <em>star, insignia, order</em>, 6 .
  • In <em>anatomy</em> and <em>zoology</em>, a small flat object of round figure, as a blood-disk; a little plate. Also <internalXref urlencoded="plaquette">plaquette</internalXref>
  • A patch.
  • A billon or silver coin current in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in Brabant, Liège, Lorraine, and France.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An accumulation of <xref>biofilm</xref>, or <xref>bacteria</xref> on teeth.
  • <xref>Atheroma</xref>, an accumulation in <xref>artery</xref> walls made up of <xref>macrophage</xref> cells and debris containing <xref>lipids</xref>, (<xref>cholesterol</xref> and fatty acids), calcium, and <xref>connective tissue</xref>.
  • A clearing in a <xref>bacterial</xref> <xref>lawn</xref> caused by a <xref>virus</xref>.
  • (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
  • a memorial made of brass
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