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PLAQUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does plaque mean? 

PLAQUE (noun)
  The noun PLAQUE has 2 senses:

1. (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
2. a memorial made of brass

  Familiarity information: PLAQUE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLAQUE (noun)


Sense 1plaque [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("plaque" is a kind of...):

dapple; fleck; maculation; patch; speckle; spot (a small contrasting part of something)

Domain category:

pathology (the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "plaque"):

amyloid plaque; amyloid protein plaque (a plaque consisting of tangles of amyloid protein in nervous tissue (a pathological mark of Alzheimer's disease))

arterial plaque (a fatty deposit inside an arterial wall; characteristic of atherosclerosis)

bacterial plaque; dental plaque (a film of mucus and bacteria deposited on the teeth that encourages the development of dental caries)


Sense 2plaque [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A memorial made of brass

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

memorial tablet; plaque; brass

Hypernyms ("plaque" is a kind of...):

memorial; monument (a structure erected to commemorate persons or events)


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