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plaque in Illness & disability topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishplaqueplaque /plɑːk, plæk $ plæk/ ●○○ noun  1 [countable]TBREMEMBER a piece of flat metal, wood, or stone with writing on it, used as a prize in a competition or attached to a building to remind people of an event or person The team’s coach was given a plaque.commemorative plaque (=a plaque to help people remember something important)2 [uncountable]MI a harmful substance which forms on your teeth, which bacteria can live and breed in
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plaqueOn the brown walls of corrugated metal a plaque commemorated it as the former home of James Fenimore Cooper.Underneath was a rock with a brass plaque riveted to it.On each door is a bronze plaque, etched with an indistinct mask-like face.Near the door was a bronze plaque which told of the building's historic past.The form of the Minoan town house is known from several ivory and faience plaques depicting house elevations.You can't stop plaque forming but you can prevent it taking a hold by removing it every day.Many patients habitually use one or two sites and develop hard subcutaneous plaques or disfiguring insulin hypertrophy.We asked our architect to consider the practicality of cleaning the stonework and re-locating the plaque.These substances can contribute to plaque buildup in the coronary arteries.commemorative plaqueThere a commemorative plaque was unveiled by Connolly's son, Roddy Connolly.Find the rebuilt shop near the sea with its commemorative plaque.