carious definition

  • adjective:
    • Having caries, specifically for the teeth; decayed.
    • Having caries; decayed.
    • Affected with caries; decaying.
    • (of teeth) impacted with cavities or decay
  • others:
    • Affected with caries; decayed or decaying, as a bone.
    • Having a corroded appearance: used in entomology to areas that are thickly covered with deep and extremely irregular depressions, with jagged ridges between them, like a metal plate that has been confronted with a stronger acid.

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