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carious

[ kair-ee-uhs ]
/ ˈkɛər i əs /
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adjective
having caries, as teeth; decayed.
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Origin of carious

1520–30; <Latin cariōsus decayed, rotten, equivalent to cari(ēs) caries + -ōsus-ous

OTHER WORDS FROM carious

car·i·os·i·ty [kair-ee-os-i-tee], /ˌkɛər iˈɒs ɪ ti/, car·i·ous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for carious

carious

cariose (ˈkɛərɪˌəʊz)

/ (ˈkɛərɪəs) /

adjective
(of teeth or bone) affected with caries; decayed

Derived forms of carious

cariosity (ˌkærɪˈɒsɪtɪ, ˌkɛərɪ-) or cariousness, noun
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Medical definitions for carious

carious
[ kârē-əs ]

adj.
Having caries; decayed.
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