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plural noun
(med) dark incrustations on the lips and teeth of patients with prolonged fever
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C18: from Latin sordēs filth
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sordes sor·des (sôr'dēz)
A dark brown or blackish crustlike deposit on the lips, teeth, and gums of a person with dehydration resulting from a chronic debilitating disease.

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