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mouth +    
albumen 
ambergris 
amniotic fluid 
Aristotle's lantern +  
baleen plate +  
blood clot 
bodily fluid +  
bodily gas +  
buccal papilla 
buccal vestibule 
cheek pouch +  
chyle 
colloid of thyroid follicle 
dental plaque +  
A soft, thin film of food debris, mucin, and dead epithelial cells deposited on the teeth, providing the medium for the growth of various bacteria. The main inorganic components are calcium and phosphorus, with small amounts of magnesium, potassium, and sodium; the organic matrix consists of polysaccharides, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and other components. Plaque plays an important etiologic role in the development of dental caries and periodontal and gingival diseases and provides the base for the development of materia alba; calcified plaque forms dental calculus.
digestive system secreted substance 
dulla 
excreta +  
exudate 
follicular fluid 
future tongue +  
gingival groove 
hemolymph 
ingested food +  
insect labrum 
interstitial fluid +  
jaw region +  
labial commissure 
labial region 
lamprey sucker 
lingual region 
lip +  
mesangial matrix 
mouth floor 
mouth mucosa +  
nacre 
ocular refractive media +  
oral cavity 
oral gland +  
oral opening +  
oronasal secretion 
posterolingual region 
pterygomandibular raphe 
pus 
regurgitated substance +  
reproductive gland secretion +  
respiratory system fluid/secretion +  
ruminal fluid 
secretion of crop 
secretion of exocrine gland +  
semen +  
silk 
skin secretion 
space between upper and lower jaws 
spermaceti 
sublingua 
temporomandibular joint +  
tongue +  
tongue muscle +  
vermilion +  

Synonyms
Related Synonyms: bacterial plaque ;   plaque
Xrefs: BTO:0000338 ;   MESH:D003773 ;   Wikipedia:Dental_plaque
Definition Sources: BTO:0000338, Dorlands_Medical_Dictionary:MerckSource

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