mottled enamel


noun Dentistry.


Origin of mottled enamel

First recorded in 1925–30
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mottled enamel in Medicine

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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