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cariogenic

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adjective car·i·o·gen·ic \ˌker-ē-ə-ˈje-nik, -ˈjē-\

Definition of cariogenic

  1. :  producing or promoting the development of tooth decay <cariogenic foods>



Origin and Etymology of cariogenic

caries + -o- + -genic


First Known Use: 1930

Rhymes with cariogenic

carcinogenic


Medical Dictionary

cariogenic

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adjective car·io·gen·ic \ˌkar-ē-ō-ˈjen-ik\

Medical Definition of cariogenic

  1. :  producing or promoting the development of tooth decay <cariogenic foods> <cariogenic bacteria>




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