mottled enamel

noun

Definition of mottled enamel

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

1928

First Known Use of mottled enamel

1928


Medical Dictionary

mottled enamel

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noun mot·tled enamel \ˌmät-əld-\

Medical Definition of mottled enamel

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


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