coated tongue

[kōtĭd]

n.

The presence of a whitish layer on the upper surface of the tongue, composed of epithelial debris, food particles, and bacteria.

Nearby words

  1. coat-trailing,
  2. coatbridge,
  3. coatdress,
  4. coated,
  5. coated pit,
  6. coated vesicle,
  7. coatee,
  8. coates,
  9. coatesville,
  10. coati


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