Toothpaste is a dentifrice.
any preparation for cleaning teeth, as a powder, paste, or liquid
Origin of dentifriceMiddle English dentifricie ; from Classical Latin dentifricium, tooth powder ; from dens, tooth + fricare, to rub: see friable
A substance, such as a paste or powder, for cleaning the teeth.
Origin of dentifriceFrench, from Old French, from Latin dentifricium : denti-, denti- + fricāre, to rub.
From Middle French dentifrice