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materia alba

materia alba in Medicine

materia alba ma·te·ri·a al·ba (mə-tēr'ē-ə āl'bə)
A white cheeselike accumulation of food debris, microorganisms, desquamated epithelial cells, and blood cells deposited around the teeth at the gumline.

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