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dental plaque

noun

a filmy deposit on the surface of a tooth consisting of a mixture of mucus, bacteria, food, etcAlso called: bacterial plaque

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Medicine definitions for dental plaque

dental plaque


n.

A film of mucus and bacteria on a tooth surface.bacterial plaque
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