cariogenic
adjective Etymology: caries + -o- + -genic Date: 1930 producing or promoting the development of tooth decay <
cariogenic foods
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  • cariogenic — Producing caries; usually said of diets. * * * car·io·gen·ic .kar ē ō jen ik adj producing or promoting the development of tooth decay <cariogenic foods> <cariogenic bacteria> * * * adj. causing caries, particularly dental caries:… …   Medical dictionary

  • cariogenic — cariogenicity /kair ee oh jeuh nis i tee/, n. /kair ee euh jen ik/, adj. conducive to the production or promotion of dental caries: the cariogenic factors in sweets. [CARI(ES) + O + GENIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • cariogenic — adjective a) Of, or relating to cariogenesis. b) Producing dental caries …   Wiktionary

  • cariogenic — causing dental cavities Causation and Formation …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cariogenic — [ˌkɛ:rɪə(ʊ) dʒɛnɪk, ˌka ] adjective causing tooth decay …   English new terms dictionary

  • cariogenic — car·i·o·gen·ic …   English syllables

  • cariogenic — adj. causing caries, particularly dental caries: refers especially to the sugar in food and drinks …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cariogenic — /ˌkɛərioʊˈdʒɛnɪk/ (say .kairreeoh jenik) adjective causing caries. –cariogenicity /kærioʊdʒəˈnɪsəti/ (say kareeohjuh nisuhtee), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • cariogenic — adj. causing caries …   Useful english dictionary

  • Кариесогенный (Cariogenic) — вызывающий кариес; данный термин применяется главным образом по отношению к зубному кариесу. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

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