carious

adjective

car·​i·​ous ˈker-ē-əs How to pronounce carious (audio)
: affected with caries

Word History

Etymology

Latin cariosus, from caries

First Known Use

1676, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carious was in 1676

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Cite this Entry

“Carious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carious. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

carious

adjective
car·​i·​ous ˈkar-ē-əs, ˈker- How to pronounce carious (audio)
: affected with caries
carious teeth
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