cariogenic

adjective
car·​i·​o·​gen·​ic | \ ˌker-ē-ə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce cariogenic (audio) , -ˈjē- \

Definition of cariogenic

: producing or promoting the development of tooth decay cariogenic foods

First Known Use of cariogenic

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cariogenic

caries + -o- + -genic

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“Cariogenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cariogenic. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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cariogenic

adjective
car·​io·​gen·​ic | \ ˌkar-ē-ō-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce cariogenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of cariogenic

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

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