caries

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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.
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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.]
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caries

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

(ˈkɛər iz, -iˌiz)

n., pl. -ies.
1. decay, as of bone or of plant tissue.
[1625–35; < Latin]
car′i•ous, adj.
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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
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Translations
تسوّس ، نَخْرُ العِظام
kaz
caries
fogszuvasodás
tannskemmd
ėduoniskariesas
kariess
zubný kaz
çürükdiş çürüğü

caries

[ˈkɛərɪiːz] NSINGcaries f inv
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caries

nKaries f
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caries

[ˈkɛərɪiːz] n (Dentistry) → carie f
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caries

(ˈkeəriiːz) noun
decay or rottenness of the teeth.
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car·ies

pl. caries).
1. destrucción progresiva de tejido óseo;
2. caries dentales, pop. dientes picados;
dental carie___ dental;
distal ______ distal;
fissure ______ de fisura.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

caries

n caries f
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References in periodicals archive ?
McArdle and Renton evaluated that the record of 100 patients who had 122 mandibular third molars removed because of distal cervical caries in the mandibular second molars.
Distal cervical caries in second molars associated with impacted mandibular third molars: A case-control study.
Patients often experience a sharp increase in rampant cervical caries not only because of the anticholinergic effects of lithium and other psychotropic medications, but also because they use candies or sweetened beverages to provide some form of oral lubrication.