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mottled enamel

noun, Dentistry.
fluorosis (def 2).
Origin of mottled enamel
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The fluoride content of the groundwaters as related to the occurrence and distribution of mottled enamel of teeth is discussed.
mottled enamel in Medicine

mottled enamel mot·tled enamel (mŏt'ld)
Defective enamel formation, varying in appearance from small white opacities to yellow and black spotting, due to excessive fluoride ingestion during tooth formation.

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