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plaque

Pronunciation: /plæk/

Translation of plaque in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 countable/numerable (tablet) placa (feminine) commemorative plaque placa (feminine) conmemorativa
    Example sentences
    • The kick off is at 2pm where a plaque to commemorate the event will be unveiled.
    • Commemorative wall plaques and mugs in celebration of 150 years of St. Conleth's Church are available in the Parish Office.
    • The Cincfleet Admiral took the salute and unveiled a plaque to commemorate the event.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable [Dentistry/Odontología] sarro (masculine), placa (feminine) (dental)
    Example sentences
    • Pericoronitis - an infection of the soft tissue surrounding the tooth, caused by a build of plaque (a sticky white substance that contains bacteria).
    • Salivary bicarbonate can help protect teeth against attack from acids produced by bacteria in dental plaque.
    • Tooth decay is caused by the bacteria in dental plaque breaking down sugar in the foods and drinks that you eat and drink.

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