Definition of


  1. (noun, process) soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth

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Synonyms of Caries

cavity, dental caries, tooth decay

Alternate forms of Caries

Derivations: carious

Hypernyms: decay

Origin of the word Caries

  1. from L. caries "rottenness, decay." more

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