mottled enamel

noun Dentistry.

Nearby words

  1. mott, lucretia coffin,
  2. motte,
  3. mottelson,
  4. mottle,
  5. mottled,
  6. motto,
  7. mottramite,
  8. motty,
  9. motu,
  10. motu proprio

Origin of mottled enamel

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for mottled enamel

mottled enamel

[ mŏtld ]


Defective enamel formation, varying in appearance from small white opacities to yellow and black spotting, due to excessive fluoride ingestion during tooth formation.

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