[floo-roh-sis, flaw-, floh-] /flʊˈroʊ sɪs, flɔ-, floʊ-/

noun, Pathology.
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.
Also called mottled enamel. Dentistry. the changes in tooth enamel symptomatic of fluorosis.
fluoride poisoning, due to ingestion of too much fluoride in drinking water over a long period or to ingestion of pesticides containing fluoride salts. Chronic fluorosis results in mottling of the teeth of children

fluorosis fluo·ro·sis (flu-rō’sĭs, flô-)
An abnormal condition caused by excessive intake of fluorine, as from fluoridated drinking water, characterized chiefly by mottling of the teeth.
fluo·rot’ic (-rŏt’ĭk) adj.


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