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mottled enamel

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noun Dentistry.
  1. fluorosis(def 2).

Origin of mottled enamel

First recorded in 1925–30
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mottled enamel in Medicine

mottled enamel

  1. Defective enamel formation, varying in appearance from small white opacities to yellow and black spotting, due to excessive fluoride ingestion during tooth formation.
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