carious

adjective
car·​i·​ous | \ ˈker-ē-əs How to pronounce carious (audio) \

Definition of carious

: affected with caries

First Known Use of carious

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carious

Latin cariosus, from caries

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The first known use of carious was in 1676

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“Carious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carious. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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carious

adjective
car·​i·​ous | \ ˈkar-ē-əs, ˈker- How to pronounce carious (audio) \

Medical Definition of carious

: affected with caries carious teeth

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