disclosing tablet

disclosing tablet noun
A tablet which, when chewed, reveals by means of a coloured dye any areas of plaque to be removed from the teeth
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  • disclosing tablet — /dɪsˈkloʊzɪŋ ˌtæblət/ (say dis klohzing .tabluht) noun a dental preparation taken to reveal plaque (def. 4) left on a tooth …   Australian English dictionary

  • disclosing — dis•clos•ing [[t]dɪˈskloʊ zɪŋ[/t]] adj. den revealing the presence of plaque on the teeth by staining them with a vegetable dye: a disclosing tablet or liquid[/ex] • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • Disclosing tablets — are chewable tablets used to make dental plaque visible. The tablets, sold over the counter in the United States, contain a dye (typically a vegetable dye) that stains plaque a bright color (typically red). After brushing, one chews a tablet and… …   Wikipedia

  • disclosing — adjective Date: 1965 being or using an agent (as a tablet or liquid) that contains a usually red dye that stains dental plaque …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disclosing — dis·clos·ing dis klō ziŋ adj being or using an agent (as a tablet or liquid) that contains a usu. red dye that adheres to and stains dental plaque …   Medical dictionary

  • disclosing — adjective Etymology: from present participle of disclose : being or using an agent (as a tablet or liquid) that contains a usually red dye that stains dental plaque …   Useful english dictionary

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