stannous fluoride

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stannous

 [stan´us]
containing tin as a bivalent element.
stannous fluoride SnF2, a substance used in prevention of dental caries, applied topically to the teeth.

stan·nous fluor·ide

(stan'ŭs flūr'īd),
A preparation containing not less than 71.2% of stannous tin and not less than 22.3% nor more than 25.5% of fluoride; used in dentistry as a prophylactic against caries.

stannous fluoride

n.
A white powder, SnF2, used to fluoridate toothpaste.

stannous fluoride

[stan′əs]
Etymology: L, stannum, tin, fluere, to flow
SnF2, a substance used in prevention of dental caries, applied topically to the teeth.

stan·nous fluor·ide

(stan'ŭs flōr'īd)
A preparation containing not less than 71.2% of stannous tin and not less than 22.3% nor more than 25.5% of fluoride; used in dentistry as a prophylactic against caries.

stan·nous fluor·ide

(stan'ŭs flōr'īd)
A preparation used in dentistry as a prophylactic against caries.
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