materia alba

noun plural

ma·​te·​ria al·​ba mə-ˌtir-ē-ə-ˈal-bə How to pronounce materia alba (audio)
: a soft whitish deposit of epithelial cells, white blood cells, and microorganisms especially at the gumline

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“Materia alba.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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