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Plaque vs. Plack

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Plaquenoun

(countable) Any flat, thin piece of clay, ivory, metal, etc., used for ornament, or for painting pictures upon, as a dish, plate, slab, etc., hung upon a wall; also, a smaller decoration worn by a person, such as a brooch.

Placknoun

(obsolete) A coin used in the Netherlands in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Plaquenoun

(countable) A piece of flat metal with writing on it, attached to a building, monument, or other structure to remind people of a person or an event.

Placknoun

A coin issued by James III of Scotland; also a 15th-16th century Scottish coin worth four Scots pennies.

Plaquenoun

A clearing in a bacterial lawn caused by a virus.

Placknoun

A small copper coin formerly current in Scotland, worth less than a cent.

‘With not a plack in the pocket of the poet.’;

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Plaquenoun

In the Hornbostel–Sachs classification system: any flat, thin musical instrument.

‘blown plaques’; ‘concussion plaques’;

Placknoun

Scottish and English regional (northern). A small billon coin issued by James III of Scotland; (also) a small copper coin current in Scotland in the 15th and 16th centuries worth four Scots pennies. Now historical.

Plaquenoun

A broad patch of abnormal tissue distinguishable from surrounding tissue, especially a broad irritated]] patch on the skin.

Plaquenoun

An abnormal accumulation of material in or on an organ of the body, often associated with disease.

‘amyloid plaque’; ‘pleural plaque’; ‘senile plaque’;

Plaquenoun

An accumulation in artery walls made up of macrophage cells and debris containing lipids, (cholesterol and fatty acids), calcium, and connective tissue; an atheroma.

Plaquenoun

An accumulation of biofilm, or bacteria, on teeth.

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Plaquenoun

Any flat, thin piece of metal, clay, ivory, or the like, used for ornament, or for painting pictures upon, as a slab, plate, dish, or the like, hung upon a wall; also, a smaller decoration worn on the person, as a brooch.

Plaquenoun

(pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body

Plaquenoun

a memorial made of brass

Plaquenoun

an ornamental tablet, typically of metal, porcelain, or wood, that is fixed to a wall or other surface in commemoration of a person or event.

Plaquenoun

a sticky deposit on teeth in which bacteria proliferate

‘plaque around gum margins can lead to gingivitis’;

Plaquenoun

a small, distinct, typically raised patch or region on or within the body resulting from local damage or deposition of material, such as a fatty deposit on an artery wall in atherosclerosis or a site of localized damage of brain tissue in Alzheimer's disease.

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Plaquenoun

a clear area in a cell culture caused by the inhibition of growth or destruction of cells by an agent such as a virus.

Plaquenoun

a flat counter used in gambling.

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