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bac·te·ri·al plaque

in dentistry, a mass of filamentous microorganisms and a large variety of smaller forms attached to the surface of a tooth that, depending on bacterial activity and environmental factors, may give rise to caries, calculus, or inflammatory changes in adjacent tissue.

bacterial plaque

a dense, nonmineralized complex composed primarily of colonies of bacteria embedded in a gelatinous matrix. It contains amino acids, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and salts from saliva and gingival fluid; soluble food substances; shed leukocytes and epithelial cells; and products of bacterial metabolism. Plaque is the major causative factor in most dental diseases, including dental caries and inflammatory periodontal diseases. Also called biofilm or dental plaque.

bac·te·ri·al plaque

(bak-tēr'ē-ăl plak)
dentistry A mass of filamentous microorganisms and large variety of smaller forms attached to the surface of a tooth that, depending on bacterial activity and environmental factors, may give rise to caries, calculus, or inflammatory changes in adjacent tissue.
Synonym(s): dental plaque (2) .

bac·te·ri·al plaque

(bak-tēr'ē-ăl plak)
In den-tistry, mass of filamentous microorganisms and a large variety of smaller forms attached to the tooth surface that, depending on bacterial activity and environmental factors, may give rise to caries, calculus, or inflammatory changes in adjacent tissue.
Synonym(s): dental plaque (2) .
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