- a white, crystalline powder, SnF2, slightly soluble in water: used as a source of fluorine in the prevention of dental caries, especially as a toothpaste additive.
Also called tin difluoride, tin fluoride.
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- A preparation of stannous tin and fluoride used to fluoridate toothpaste and other dental preparations.
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