There are two forms of disease to which these teeth are liable; caries, or decay, and a loss of vitality, or death.
In some cases, the odor arising from caries is combined with that of the stomach.
Two-thirds, for instance, of our cases of hip-joint disease and of spinal disease (caries) are due to tuberculosis.
In toothache arising from caries, and as a lotion to the temples in headache.
On removing the caries, he found it impossible to fill her teeth, because the openings continued through them.
The quality of Fijian teeth as reflected by frequency of caries is excellent.
In the course of a chronic middle-ear suppuration, the incus may become exfoliated or gradually disappear as the result of caries.
It was a case of caries, they said, and Austin mustn't hunt sheep any more.
If the habit of body allows of any hope of curing the caries, the method I have pointed out XX.
Scepticism, that caries of the intelligence, had not left him a single whole idea.
1630s, from Latin caries "rottenness, decay," from Proto-Italic *kas-, usually said to be from PIE root *kere- "to injure, break apart" (cf. Greek ker "death, destruction," Old Irish krin "withered, faded"). Related: Carious. But de Vaan writes that "semantically, caries may just as well belong to careocared 'to lack' as 'defect, state of defectiveness' ...."
caries car·ies (kâr'ēz)
n. pl. caries
Decay of a bone or tooth, especially dental caries.