cariogenic


car·i·o·gen·ic

adjective \ˌker-ē-ə-ˈje-nik, -ˈjē-\

Definition of CARIOGENIC

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

Origin of CARIOGENIC

caries + -o- + -genic
First Known Use: 1930

Rhymes with CARIOGENIC

car·io·gen·ic

adjective \ˌkar-ē-ō-ˈjen-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CARIOGENIC

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

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