caries

noun car·ies \ ˈker-ēz \

Definition of caries

plural caries
: a progressive destruction of bone or tooth; especially : tooth decay

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Origin and Etymology of caries

Latin, decay; akin to Old Irish ara-chrinn it decays


CARIES Defined for English Language Learners

caries

noun

Definition of caries for English Language Learners

  • : tooth decay


CARIES Defined for Kids

caries

noun car·ies \ ˈker-ēz \

Definition of caries for Students

plural caries
: a decayed condition of a tooth or teeth

Medical Dictionary

caries

noun car·ies \ ˈka(ə)r-ēz, ˈke(ə)r- \

medical Definition of caries

plural caries
: a progressive destruction of bone or tooth; especially : tooth decay

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