mottled enamel


noun Dentistry.

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Origin of mottled enamel

First recorded in 1925–30

Words nearby mottled enamel

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Medical definitions for mottled enamel

mottled enamel
[ mŏtld ]

n.

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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