disclosing agent


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

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disclosing agent in Medicine

disclosing agent



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