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plate

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noun \ˈplāt\

Medical Definition of plate

  1. 1:  a thin relatively flat piece or lamina (as of bone) that is part of the body

  2. 2a:  a flat glass dish used chiefly for culturing microorganisms; especially :  petri dishb:  a culture or culture medium contained in such a dish

  3. 3:  a supporting or reinforcing element: asa:  the part of a denture that fits in the mouth; broadly :  dentureb:  a thin flat narrow piece of metal (as stainless steel) that is used to repair a bone defect or fracture




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plate

transitive verb

Medical Definition of plate

plated; plating

  1. 1:  to inoculate and culture (microorganisms or cells) on a plate; also :  to distribute (an inoculum) on a plate or plates for cultivation

  2. 2:  to repair (as a fractured bone) with metal plates





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