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carious

[kair-ee-uh s] /ˈkɛər i əs/
adjective
1.
having caries, as teeth; decayed.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin cariōsus decayed, rotten, equivalent to cari(ēs) caries + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
cariosity
[kair-ee-os-i-tee] /ˌkɛər iˈɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
cariousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cariousness

carious

/ˈkɛərɪəs/
adjective
1.
(of teeth or bone) affected with caries; decayed
Derived Forms
cariosity (ˌkærɪˈɒsɪtɪ; ˌkɛərɪ-), cariousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for cariousness

carious

adj.

1670s, from French carieux (16c.), from Latin cariosus "full of decay," from caries "rottenness, decay" (see caries).

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cariousness in Medicine

carious car·i·ous (kâr'ē-əs)
adj.
Having caries; decayed.

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