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English translation: plates

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05:37 Jul 6, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Medical
Spanish term or phrase: plaquetas
El cemento XX está especilamente inidcado para la construcción de plaquetas o calotas durante el acto quirurgico.
Silvana García Calabria
English translation:plates
Explanation:
This is an unusual usage. The usual medical meaning of "plaqueta" is "platelet", or, those cells which aid in the coagulation of the . In this context, however, it seems to refer to a structural support created during orthopedic surgery. We have seen, though rarely, the word "plaqueta" used with this meaning. In that case, in English we would say "plate". For instance, "he had a metal plate implanted in the skull".

Without additional context, it is very difficult to determine if this is the meaning intended, so please be careful before taking this suggestion. However, the short passage given seems to rule out platelets, and allows that my suggestion may at least be plausible.

Good luck!
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Alan Lambson
Local time: 22:39
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muchas gracias, muy amable tu explicación y si se refiere a cirugía ortopedica. Thanks again Silvana
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Summary of answers provided
naplatesAlan Lambson
naplaquelets / padsTelesforo Fernandez
naplates (additional note)Alan Lambson
na -1plateletPilar T. Bayle


  

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plaquelets / pads


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Telesforo Fernandez
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platelet


Explanation:
plaqueta
(nf) (Med) platelet.

-The Collins Concise Spanish Dictionary

If you are talking about medicine, that's your answer...

Pilar T. Bayle
Local time: 06:39
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disagree  xxxtazdog: made from cement??
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1 hr
plates


Explanation:
This is an unusual usage. The usual medical meaning of "plaqueta" is "platelet", or, those cells which aid in the coagulation of the . In this context, however, it seems to refer to a structural support created during orthopedic surgery. We have seen, though rarely, the word "plaqueta" used with this meaning. In that case, in English we would say "plate". For instance, "he had a metal plate implanted in the skull".

Without additional context, it is very difficult to determine if this is the meaning intended, so please be careful before taking this suggestion. However, the short passage given seems to rule out platelets, and allows that my suggestion may at least be plausible.

Good luck!

Alan Lambson
Local time: 22:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 114
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muchas gracias, muy amable tu explicación y si se refiere a cirugía ortopedica. Thanks again Silvana
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1 hr
plates (additional note)


Explanation:
Silvana:

I just went to your Proz page and learned that you are from Argentina. The only references that I have seen to "plaquetas" as orthopedic implants are from Argentine sources. This could make my suggestion somewhat more likely. But still, I suggest that you verify the meaning carefully before taking this suggestion.

Alan

Alan Lambson
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