having caries, as teeth; decayed.
- car·i·os·i·ty [kair-ee-os-i-tee], /ˌkɛər iˈɒs ɪ ti/, car·i·ous·ness, noun
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How to use carious in a sentence
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I have seen nothing in these carious forms which does not reveal the mechanical action of these waters.Summary Narrative of an Exploratory Expedition to the Sources of the Mississippi River, in 1820 | Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
The body is ill-nourished, the bones are thin, the hair is scanty and fine and the teeth carious or absent.
When the os pedis is splintered and carious, a portion of the sole round the wound is removed, and the bone exposed.Diseases of the Horse's Foot | Harry Caulton Reeks
Pledgets of cotton impregnated with the juice and packed in the cavities of carious teeth, relieve toothache.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines | T. H. Pardo de Tavera
If the fistula be a large one and the bone is carious a sharp spoon may be used; otherwise a gouge is necessary.
British Dictionary definitions for carious
(of teeth or bone) affected with caries; decayed
- cariosity (ˌkærɪˈɒsɪtɪ, ˌkɛərɪ-) or cariousness, noun
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