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dentifrice

[den-tuh-fris] /ˈdɛn tə frɪs/
noun
1.
a paste, powder, liquid, or other preparation for cleaning the teeth.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; < Middle French < Latin dentifricium tooth powder, equivalent to denti- denti- + fric(āre) to rub + -ium -ium
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dentifrice

/ˈdɛntɪfrɪs/
noun
1.
any substance, esp paste or powder, for use in cleaning the teeth
Word Origin
C16: from Latin dentifricium tooth powder, from dent-, dens tooth + fricāre to rub
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Word Origin and History for dentifrice
n.

early 15c., from Middle French dentifrice (15c.), from Latin dentifricium "powder for rubbing the teeth," from dens (genitive dentis) "tooth" (see tooth) + fricare "to rub" (see friction).

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dentifrice in Medicine

dentifrice den·ti·frice (děn'tə-frĭs')
n.
A substance, such as a paste or powder, for cleaning the teeth.

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