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plaquenoun

us   /plæk/
  • plaque noun (record)

[C] a flat object, often of stone or metal, with text that records information about a person, place, or event: The plaque on the building pays tribute to the founder's generosity.
  • plaque noun (substance)

[C/U] a substance that grows on your teeth if you do not brush them regularly
[C/U] Plaque is also a substance that may grow inside the body with certain diseases: About 20 companies are working on treatments for Alzheimer's that would interfere with plaque formation.
(Definition of plaque from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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plaquenoun

uk   /plɑːk/ /plæk/ us   /plæk/
  • plaque noun (SUBSTANCE)

(Definition of plaque from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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