disclosing agent

noun

dentistry a vegetable dye, administered as a liquid or in tablet form (disclosing tablet), that stains plaque, making it readily apparent on the teeth

Nearby words

  1. disclamatory,
  2. disclimax,
  3. disclination,
  4. disclose,
  5. disclosing,
  6. disclosing solution,
  7. disclosure,
  8. discman,
  9. disco,
  10. disco-

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Medicine definitions for disclosing agent

disclosing agent

[dĭ-sklōzĭng]

n.

A dye used in dentistry as a diagnostic aid, applied to the teeth to reveal the presence of dental plaque.

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