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stannous fluoride

noun
1.
a white, crystalline powder, SnF 2 , slightly soluble in water: used as a source of fluorine in the prevention of dental caries, especially as a toothpaste additive.
Also called tin difluoride, tin fluoride.

tin difluoride

[dahy-floo r-ahyd, -flawr-, -flohr-] /daɪˈflʊər aɪd, -ˈflɔr-, -ˈfloʊr-/
Also called tin fluoride.
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tin fluoride in Medicine

stannous fluoride n.
A preparation of stannous tin and fluoride used to fluoridate toothpaste and other dental preparations.

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