materia alba

ma·te·ri·a al·'ba

accumulation or aggregation of microorganisms, desquamated epithelial cells, blood cells, and food debris loosely adherent to surfaces of plaques, teeth, gingiva or dental appliances.
[L. white matter]

ma·te·ri·a al·ba

(mă-tē'rē-ă al'bă)
Accumulation or aggregation of microorganisms, desquamated epithelial cells, blood cells, and food debris loosely adherent to surfaces of plaques, teeth, gingiva, or dental appliances.
[L. white matter]

ma·te·ri·a al·ba

(mă-tē'rē-ă al'bă)
Accumulation or aggregation of microorganisms, desquamated epithelial cells, blood cells, and food debris loosely adherent to surfaces of plaques, teeth, gingiva or dental appliances.
[L. white matter]
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There is considerable long-standing food debris, materia alba.