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A chronic condition caused by excessive intake of fluorine compounds, marked by mottling of the teeth and, if severe, calcification of the ligaments.
- ‘Chronic excessive fluoride intake can result in fluorosis, an unaesthetic mottling of the teeth.’
- ‘Experts, however, remain divided over epidemiological research that has suggested that water fluoridation might be linked to osteoporosis, dental fluorosis, irritable bowel syndrome, and other health problems.’
- ‘Excess fluoride can cause a condition called skeletal fluorosis.’
- ‘None of the 199 children studied had evidence of fluorosis, using the tooth surface index of fluorosis.’
- ‘A long-known reason is dental fluorosis associated with excessive fluoride intake.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.