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cariogenic Line breaks: cario|gen¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌkɛːrɪə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk/

Definition of cariogenic in English:


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.

Words that rhyme with cariogenic

anthropogenic, arsenic, autogenic, callisthenic (US calisthenic), carcinogenic, cryogenic, erotogenic, eugenic, fennec, hallucinogenic, Hellenic, hypo-allergenic, photogenic, pyrogenic, radiogenic, schizophrenic, telegenic
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