stannous fluoride


noun

a white, crystalline powder, SnF2, slightly soluble in water: used as a source of fluorine in the prevention of dental caries, especially as a toothpaste additive.

Also called tin difluoride, tin fluoride.

tin difluoride

[dahy-floo r-ahyd, -flawr-, -flohr-]

noun

Also called tin fluoride.
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tin-fluoride in Medicine

stannous fluoride

n.

A preparation of stannous tin and fluoride used to fluoridate toothpaste and other dental preparations.
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