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plate

 [plāt]
1. a flat stratum or layer.
2. dental plate; sometimes, by extension, incorrectly used to designate a complete denture.
3. a flat vessel, usually a petri dish, containing sterile solid medium for the culture of microorganisms.
4. to prepare a culture medium in a petri dish, or to inoculate such a medium with a bacterial culture.
axial plate primitive streak.
bite plate biteplate.
cortical plate a layer of compact bone overlying the spongiosa of the alveolar process on the vestibular and oral aspects of the mandible and maxilla.
deck plate roof plate.
dental plate a plate of acrylic resin, metal, or other material that is fitted to the shape of the mouth, and serves for the support of artificial teeth.
dorsal plate roof plate.
end plate see end plate.
epiphyseal plate the thin plate of cartilage between the epiphysis and the shaft of a long bone; it is the site of growth in length and is obliterated by epiphyseal closure.
equatorial plate the collection of chromosomes at the equator of the spindle in mitosis.
floor plate the unpaired ventral longitudinal zone of the neural tube; called also ventral plate.
foot plate footplate.
force plate force platform.
medullary plate neural plate.
muscle plate myotome (def. 2).
neural plate a thickened band of ectoderm in the midbody region of the developing embryo, which develops into the neural tube; called also medullary plate.
roof plate the unpaired dorsal longitudinal zone of the neural tube; called also dorsal plate and deck plate.
tarsal plate tarsus (def. 2).
ventral plate floor plate.

plate

(plāt),
1. anatomy a thin, relatively flat, structure. Synonym(s): lamina [TA]
2. A metal bar perforated for screws applied to a fractured bone to maintain the ends in apposition.
3. The agar layer within a Petri dish or similar vessel.
4. To form a thin layer of a bacterial culture by streaking it on the surface of an agar plate (usually within a Petri dish) to isolate individual organisms from which a colonial clone will develop.
5. Any of the horizontal perforated plates that make up the fractionating component of a column in fractional distillation (or, the theoretic equivalent of such a plate).
[O.Fr. plat, a flat object, fr. G. platys, flat, broad]

plate

(plāt)
1. a flat structure or layer, as a thin layer of bone.
3. to apply a culture medium to a Petri dish.
4. to inoculate such a plate with bacteria.

bite plate  biteplate.
bone plate  a metal bar with perforations for the insertion of screws, used to immobilize fractured segments.
cribriform plate  fascia cribrosa.
dental plate  a plate of acrylic resin, metal, or other material, which is fitted to the shape of the mouth and serves to support artificial teeth.
dorsal plate  roof p.
epiphyseal plate  the thin plate of cartilage between the epiphysis and the metaphysis of a growing long bone.
equatorial plate  the collection of chromosomes at the equator of the spindle in mitosis.
floor plate  the unpaired ventral longitudinal zone of the neural tube.
foot plate 
1. see footplate.
2. the embryonic precursor of a foot.
growth plate  epiphyseal p.
hand plate  a flattened expansion at the end of the embryonic limb; the precursor of the hand.
medullary plate  neural p.
motor end plate  end plate.
muscle plate  myotome (2).
nail plate  nail (1).
neural plate  the thickened plate of ectoderm in the embryo that develops into the neural tube.
roof plate  the unpaired dorsal longitudinal zone of the neural tube.
tarsal plate  tarsus (2).
tympanic plate  the bony plate forming the floor and sides of the meatus auditorius.
ventral plate  floor p.

plate

(plāt)
n.
1. Dentistry A thin metallic or plastic support fitted to the gums to anchor artificial teeth.
2. Biology
a. A thin flat layer or scale, as that of a fish.
b. A platelike part, organ, or structure, such as that covering some reptiles.
tr.v. plated, plating, plates

plat′er n.

plate

Etymology: Fr, plat, flat dish
1 a flat structure or layer, such as a thin layer of bone or the frontal plate between the sides of the ethmoid cartilage and the sphenoid bone in the fetus.
2 a single partitioning unit of a chromatographic system.

plate

Orthopedics Flattened orthopedic hardware with multiple holes for screws to stabilize fractures. See Blade plate, Buttress plate, Compression plate, Neutralization plate, Pressure plate Reconstruction plate.

plate

(plāt)
1. anatomy A thin, relatively flat structure.
2. A metal bar, perforated for screws, applied to a fractured bone to maintain the ends in apposition.
3. The agar layer within a Petri dish or similar vessel.
4. To form a very thin layer of a bacterial culture by streaking it on the surface of an agar plate (usually within a Petri dish) to isolate individual organisms from each of which a colonial clone will develop.
5. Any one of the horizontal perforated plates that make up the fractionating component of a column in fractional distillation (or, the theoretic equivalent of such a plate).
[O.Fr. plat, a flat object, fr. G. platys, flat, broad]

plate

(plat) [Fr. plate, something flat]
1. A thin, flattened part or portion, such as a flattened process of a bone. Synonym: lamella; lamina
2. An incorrect reference to a full denture.
3. A shallow covered dish for culturing microorganisms.
4. To inoculate and culture microorganisms in a culture plate.

alar plate

In the embryo, the upper (dorsal) half of the neural tube (above the sulcus limitans).
Synonym: alar lamina of neural tube

auditory plate

The bony roof of the external auditory meatus.

axial plate

The primitive streak of the embryo.

belay plate

A metal, steel, or aluminum plate that has one or more slots in it, designed to weave a rope through, to create friction with a carabiner.

bite plate

In dentistry, a plate made of some suitable plastic material into which the patient bites in order to have a record of the relationship between the upper and lower jaws. The device may be reinforced with wire and used as a splint in the mouth or to treat temporomandibular joint difficulties.
Synonym: interocclusal record; occlusal template

bone plate

A flat, round or oval decalcified bone or metal disk, employed in pairs, used in approximation.

chorionic plate

The fetal surface of the placenta.

cortical plate

The compact layers of bone forming the surfaces of the alveolar processes of the mandible and maxilla.

cribriform plate

1. The thin, perforated, medial portion of the horizontal plate of the ethmoid bone; the olfactory foramina are passages for the olfactory nerve.
2. Alveolar bone, the spongy bone that makes up the wall of the socket for a tooth; found in the maxillae and mandible.

deck plate

The roof plate of the embryonic neural tube.

dental plate

An old term for the denture base of metal or acrylic material that rests on the oral mucosa and to which artificial teeth are attached; by extension, incorrectly used to mean the complete denture.

dorsal plate

One of two prominences of the notochord in the embryo.
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EPIPHYSEAL PLATE

epiphyseal plate

The thin layer of cartilage between the epiphysis and the shaft of a bone. Growth in length of the bone occurs at this layer.
Synonym: growth plate See: illustration

equatorial plate

The platelike mass of chromosomes at the equator of the spindle in cell division.

floor plate

In the embryonic neural tube, the wedge of cells in the ventral midline. These cells are primitive radial glia and do not give rise to neurons. The ventral commissures and decussations eventually develop through this structure. Synonym: ventral plate

force plate

A flat, floor-mounted instrument, similar to a scale, for determining weight-bearing loads and biomechanical forces placed on the foot during walking or running. It is used to detect subtle body movements in order to identify postural deficits, or to develop (in athletes or people with balance disorders) more fluid and safer coordination and locomotion.

growth plate

Epiphyseal plate.

image plate

A photostimulable image detector used in computed tomography in place of x-ray cassettes. It gathers the energy from x-ray photons on a layer of phosphor that can repeatedly store and release information in digitized form for enhancement, recording, and image display.

medullary plate

The central portion of the ectoderm in the embryo developing into the neural canal.

muscle plate

In the somite, the myotome from which the striated muscles are formed.

neural plate

A thickened band of ectoderm along the dorsal surface of an embryo. The nervous system develops from this tissue.

palate plate

The part of the palatine bone forming the dorsal half of the roof of the mouth.

polar plate

In some cells, the flattened platelike bodies seen at the end of the spindle during mitosis.

pterygoid plate

Either of a pair of thin, bony processes that arise from the sphenoid bone. They are termed medial and lateral pterygoid plates on each side, serve to bound the infratemporal fossa, and give origin to muscles of mastication.

pusher plate

A device that moves fluids in a specific direction.

tarsal plate

The dense connective tissue structure that supports the eyelid. It was formerly called tarsal cartilage; however, it is not true cartilage.

tympanic plate

The bony plate between the anterior wall of the external auditory meatus and the tympanum.

ventral plate

Floor plate.

plate

  1. (also called

plate

thin, shaped, metal structure applied to bone to maintain surgical correction of misalignment, or maintain orientation across a fracture during bone healing

plate

thin layer of bacterial culture on agar gel, to culture and identify microorganisms, and identify susceptibility to antibiotics

plate

(plāt)
1. [TA] In anatomy, thin, relatively flat, structure.
Synonym(s): lamina [TA] .
2. A metal bar perforated for screws applied to a fractured bone to maintain the ends in apposition.
3. Agar layer within a Petri dish or similar vessel.
4. To form a thin layer of a bacterial culture by streaking it on the surface of an agar plate (usually within a Petri dish) to isolate individual organisms from which a colonial clone will develop.
[O.Fr. plat, a flat object, fr. G. platys, flat, broad]

plate

1. a flat structure or layer, as a flat layer of bone.
2. used as a fracture repair medium, including compression plates.
3. to apply a culture medium to a glass plate.
4. to cultivate bacteria on such plates.

axial plate
the primitive streak of the embryo.
basal plate
primordial ventral horn of the spinal cord.
plate bender
a strong crimping device for manually bending a plate for a tricky bit of orthopedic repair.
buttress plate (2)
a metal plate used in fracture repair to bridge and support a diaphyseal gap filled with a cancellous bone graft.
cloacal plate
blind ending of the hindgut in the embryo.
cribriform plate
a sievelike partition between the cranial and nasal cavities. The posterior surface is divided by the vertical ethmoidal crest into two concave surfaces which contain the olfactory bulbs. It contains many small perforations through which the filaments of the olfactory nerves pass.
deck plate
see roof plate.
dorsal plate
see roof plate.
equatorial plate
the collection of chromosomes at the equator of the spindle in mitosis.
floor plate
the unpaired ventral longitudinal zone of the neural tube; called also ventral plate.
foot plate
the flat portion of the stapes.
medullary plate
neural plate.
muscle plate
myotome (2).
nasal plate
region of modified skin around the nostrils in the embryonic carnivore or small ruminant.
nasolabial plate
region of modified skin around the nostrils in the embryo of cattle.
neural plate
a thickened band of ectoderm in the midbody region of the developing embryo, which develops into the neural tube; called also medullary plate.
neutralization plate (2)
a bone plate placed to protect against the forces acting on the fracture site.
orthopedic bone plate
a metal plate screwed to the two fragments of a fractured bone to provide fixation and permit healing in correct alignment.
roof plate
the unpaired dorsal longitudinal zone of the neural tube; called also dorsal plate and deck plate.
rostral plate
region of modified skin around the nostrils in the porcine embryo.
sole plate
a mass of protoplasm in which a motor nerve ending is embedded.
spinal plate
metal or plastic plates may used to stabilize thoracolumbar or lumbar spinal fractures. With one plate on each side of a row of dorsal spinal processes, they are bolted together in the spaces between processes.
tarsal plate
one of the plates of connective tissue forming the framework of either (upper or lower) eyelid.
tectorial plate
the roof of the ethmoidal labyrinth of the internal ear.
tension band plate (2)
a bone plate placed on the tension side of a fracture and which counteracts tensile forces, converting them into compression forces at the fracture site.
ventral plate
floor plate.

Patient discussion about plate

Q. Any ideas about why she leaves some food in her plate. Thank you for your visit. My daughter is 8 years old and she is a poor eater. She never wants to eat dinner even if it's her favorite dish. And then she picks it and an hour later she says that she feels hungry. She never completes her plate, always leaving a bit, no matter what we feed her. Should she be forced to eat dinner and if she doesn't, have only the dinner to eat later? Any ideas about why she leaves some food in her plate?

A. She trusts her mom. The most common reason to be like this is she knows that she will get something to eat later from her dear mom. While she shouldn't be forced to eat, she should learn that her main meal in the evening will be served at the dinner time.
Some other things that you might do to help deal with your picky eater include:
• Make sure that she isn't eating a big snack after school or filling up on juice, soda, or even milk before dinner.
• Offer her smaller portions so that there isn't as much left over on her plate.
• Don’t offer bribes or rewards for eating.
• Never talk about dieting, calories, and such, especially if she or other family members have problems with being overweight. Instead, talk about eating healthy.
• Consider not offering her anything else to eat if she misses dinner or just offer a small, healthy snack.

Mainly a visit to your Pediatrician to monitor her growth, development and eating habits would also be a good idea. Hug her now!

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