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cariogenic

[ kair-ee-uh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌkɛər i əˈdʒɛn ɪk /
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adjective

conducive to the production or promotion of dental caries: the cariogenic factors in sweets.

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Origin of cariogenic

OTHER WORDS FROM cariogenic

car·i·o·ge·nic·i·ty [kair-ee-oh-juh-nis-i-tee], /ˌkɛər i oʊ dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cariogenic

cariogenic
/ (ˌkɛərɪəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) /

adjective

(of a substance) producing caries, esp in the teeth
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