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cariogenic

Syllabification: car·i·o·gen·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌkerēəˈjenik
 
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Definition of cariogenic in English:

adjective

technical
Causing tooth decay.
Example sentences
  • Since processed maize is highly cariogenic, dental caries and resulting tooth loss increase with the adoption of maize agriculture.
  • Sugars located within the cellular structure of food (such as fructose in whole fruit) are thought to be less cariogenic than sugars intentionally introduced into foods.
  • Some formulas, especially soy-based formulas that contain sucrose, can be cariogenic.

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