cariogenic

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. carinula,
  2. cario-,
  3. carioca,
  4. cariocan,
  5. cariogenesis,
  6. cariogenicity,
  7. cariole,
  8. cariology,
  9. cariosity,
  10. carious

Origin of cariogenic


Related formscar·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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