disclosing
adjective Date: 1965 being or using an agent (as a tablet or liquid) that contains a usually red dye that stains dental plaque

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  • disclosing — index disclosure (act of disclosing), informative, informatory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Disclosing — Disclose Dis*close , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disclosed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disclosing}.] [OE. desclosen, disclosen, fr. disclos, desclos, not shut in, open, OF. desclos, p. p. of desclore to open, F. d[ e]clore; pref. des (L. dis ) + clore to shut,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disclosing — dis•clos•ing [[t]dɪˈskloʊ zɪŋ[/t]] adj. den revealing the presence of plaque on the teeth by staining them with a vegetable dye: a disclosing tablet or liquid[/ex] • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • disclosing — /di skloh zing/, adj. indicating or involving a substance used to reveal the presence of plaque on the teeth by staining the plaque. [DISCLOSE + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • disclosing — dis·clos·ing dis klō ziŋ adj being or using an agent (as a tablet or liquid) that contains a usu. red dye that adheres to and stains dental plaque …   Medical dictionary

  • disclosing — dis·close || dɪs kləʊz v. reveal, expose to view …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disclosing — adjective Etymology: from present participle of disclose : being or using an agent (as a tablet or liquid) that contains a usually red dye that stains dental plaque …   Useful english dictionary

  • Disclosing tablets — are chewable tablets used to make dental plaque visible. The tablets, sold over the counter in the United States, contain a dye (typically a vegetable dye) that stains plaque a bright color (typically red). After brushing, one chews a tablet and… …   Wikipedia

  • disclosing tablet — noun A tablet which, when chewed, reveals by means of a coloured dye any areas of plaque to be removed from the teeth • • • Main Entry: ↑disclose …   Useful english dictionary

  • disclosing solution — a solution used for the purpose of making something apparent, such as one to be painted on the surface of a tooth in order to stain, and thus render visible, foreign matter or bacterial plaque …   Medical dictionary

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