Definition of fluorosis in English:

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fluorosis

Pronunciation: /ˌflo͝oəˈrōsəs/

noun

Medicine
A chronic condition caused by excessive intake of fluorine compounds, marked by mottling of the teeth and, if severe, calcification of the ligaments.
Example sentences
  • Chronic excessive fluoride intake can result in fluorosis, an unaesthetic mottling of the teeth.
  • A long-known reason is dental fluorosis associated with excessive fluoride intake.
  • None of the 199 children studied had evidence of fluorosis, using the tooth surface index of fluorosis.

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Syllabification: fluo·ro·sis

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