cariogenic

cariogenic

[kair-ee-uh-jen-ik]
adjective
conducive to the production or promotion of dental caries: the cariogenic factors in sweets.

Origin:
cari(es) + -o- + -genic

cariogenicity [kair-ee-oh-juh-nis-i-tee] , noun
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cariogenic (ˌkɛərɪəʊˈdʒɛnɪk)
 
adj
(of a substance) producing caries, esp in the teeth

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