/ (ˈsɔːdiːz) /
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med dark incrustations on the lips and teeth of patients with prolonged fever
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Word Origin for sordes
C18: from Latin sordēs filth
Words nearby sordes
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How to use sordes in a sentence
Masochismus Larvatus est species hujus degenerationis in qua sordes physicae sordibus adduntur moralibus.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
Nec tamen utrique simul ante quinquienniuin sordes de domo Dei propulsare prævaluerunt.Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2)|Dawson Turner
The odour must not be mistaken for that due to decomposition of sordes on the teeth and gums of a debilitated patient.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The lips and teeth are in bad cases encrusted with sordes, and the former are dry and cracked, and bleed readily when picked.
Sordes collect about the teeth and lips, and the surface exhales a peculiar odor.