fluorosis: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (floo-rō'sis, flô-, flō-), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. an abnormal condition caused by excessive intake of fluorides, characterized in children by discoloration and pitting of the teeth and in adults by pathological bone changes.
  2. Also calledthe changes in tooth enamel symptomatic of fluorosis.
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