Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈplāt\

Medical Definition of PLATE

:  a thin relatively flat piece or lamina (as of bone) that is part of the body
a :  a flat glass dish used chiefly for culturing microorganisms; especially :  petri dish b :  a culture or culture medium contained in such a dish
:  a supporting or reinforcing element: as a :  the part of a denture that fits in the mouth; broadly :  denture b :  a thin flat narrow piece of metal (as stainless steel) that is used to repair a bone defect or fracture
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