cariostatic

adjective
car·​io·​stat·​ic | \ -ˈstat-ik How to pronounce cariostatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of cariostatic

: tending to inhibit the formation of dental caries the cariostatic action of fluorides

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“Cariostatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cariostatic. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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