anticariogenic

adjective

an·​ti·​car·​i·​o·​gen·​ic ˌan-tē-ˌker-ē-ə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce anticariogenic (audio)
-ˈjē-,
ˌan-tī-
: tending to prevent tooth decay : anticaries
Yogurt can be classified as anticariogenic, meaning it fights cavities.Lisa Drayer

Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anticariogenic was in 1956

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“Anticariogenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anticariogenic. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

anticariogenic

adjective
an·​ti·​car·​io·​gen·​ic -ˌkar-ē-ō-ˈjen-ik, -ˌker- How to pronounce anticariogenic (audio)
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