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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.

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) .