Associations to the word «Plaque»


PLAQUE, noun. 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.
PLAQUE, noun. A piece of flat metal with a writing on it, attached to a building to remind people of a person or an event.
PLAQUE, noun. Any flat, thin musical instrument.
PLAQUE, noun. (uncountable) An accumulation of biofilm, or bacteria on teeth.
PLAQUE, noun. (uncountable) (medicine) Atheroma, an accumulation in artery walls made up of macrophage cells and debris containing lipids, (cholesterol and fatty acids), calcium, and connective tissue.
PLAQUE, noun. (biology) A clearing in a bacterial lawn caused by a virus.

Dictionary definition

PLAQUE, noun. (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body.
PLAQUE, noun. A memorial made of brass.

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King