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sordes

/ (ˈsɔːdiːz) /
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pl n

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
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Medical 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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