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caries

decay, as of bone: dental caries
Not to be confused with:
carries – conveys or transports from one place to another: He carries her books home from school.

car·ies

 (kâr′ēz)
n.
1. Decay of a bone or tooth, especially dental caries.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Instances of such decay, especially dental cavities: a child with several caries.

[Latin cariēs.]

caries

(ˈkɛəriːz)
n, pl -ies
(Pathology) progressive decay of a bone or a tooth
[C17: from Latin: decay; related to Greek kēr death]

car•ies

(ˈkɛər iz, -iˌiz)

n., pl. -ies.
1. decay, as of bone or of plant tissue.
[1625–35; < Latin]
car′i•ous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caries - soft decayed area in a toothcaries - soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth
decay - the process of gradually becoming inferior
Translations
تسوّس ، نَخْرُ العِظام
kaz
caries
fogszuvasodás
tannskemmd
ėduoniskariesas
kariess
zubný kaz
çürükdiş çürüğü

caries

[ˈkɛərɪiːz] NSINGcaries f inv

caries

nKaries f

caries

[ˈkɛərɪiːz] n (Dentistry) → carie f

caries

(ˈkeəriiːz) noun
decay or rottenness of the teeth.

car·ies

pl. caries).
1. destrucción progresiva de tejido óseo;
2. caries dentales, pop. dientes picados;
dental carie___ dental;
distal ______ distal;
fissure ______ de fisura.

caries

n caries f
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