sordes

/ (ˈsɔːdiːz) /

pl n

med dark incrustations on the lips and teeth of patients with prolonged fever

Nearby words

  1. sorcerous,
  2. sorcerously,
  3. sorcery,
  4. sord,
  5. sordello,
  6. sordid,
  7. sordidly,
  8. sordino,
  9. sore,
  10. sore point, a

Word Origin for sordes

C18: from Latin sordēs filth

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Medicine definitions for sordes

sordes

[ sôrdēz ]

n.

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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