mottled enamel

noun

Definition of mottled enamel

: spotted tooth enamel caused by drinking water containing excessive fluorides during the time the teeth are calcifying

First Known Use of mottled enamel

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Mottled enamel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mottled%20enamel. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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mottled enamel

noun
mot·​tled enamel | \ ˌmät-ᵊld- How to pronounce mottled enamel (audio) \

Medical Definition of mottled enamel

: spotted tooth enamel typically caused by drinking water containing excessive fluorides during the time the teeth are calcifying

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