Cariousness

carious

[kair-ee-uhs]
adjective
having caries, as teeth; decayed.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin cariōsus decayed, rotten, equivalent to cari(ēs) caries + -ōsus -ous

cariosity [kair-ee-os-i-tee] , cariousness, noun
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carious or cariose (ˈkɛərɪəs, ˈkɛərɪˌəʊz)
 
adj
(of teeth or bone) affected with caries; decayed
 
cariose or cariose
 
adj
 
cariosity or cariose
 
n
 
'cariousness or cariose
 
n

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carious
1676, from Fr. carieux (16c.), from L. cariosus, from caries "rottenness, decay."
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carious car·i·ous (kâr'ē-əs)
adj.
Having caries; decayed.

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