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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.
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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) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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) .
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012