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Meaning of CARIES

Pronunciation:  'kehreez

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth

CARIES is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cavity, dental caries, tooth decay
 See Also: decay



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ca"ri*es\, n.[L., decay.] (Med.)
Ulceration of bone; a process in which bone disintegrates and
is carried away piecemeal, as distinguished from necrosis, in
which it dies in masses.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Decay of tooth or bone; also known as cavities.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: carrion, decay, decomposition, dry gangrene, dry rot, foulness, gangrene, gas gangrene, moist gangrene, mortification, necrosis, necrotic tissue, noma, putrefaction, putrescence, putridity, putridness, rancidity, rancidness, rankness, rot, rottenness, slough, sphacelation, sphacelus, spoilage, tooth decay