cariogenic

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

Definition of cariogenic

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

Origin and Etymology of cariogenic

caries + -o- + -genic


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cariogenic

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

medical Definition of cariogenic

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

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