decay, as of bone or of plant tissue.
a female given name, form of Caroline.
There are two forms of disease to which these teeth are liable; caries, or decay, and a loss of vitality, or death.
The Horse’s Mouth Edward Mayhew
In some cases, the odor arising from caries is combined with that of the stomach.
The Ladies Book of Useful Information Anonymous
Two-thirds, for instance, of our cases of hip-joint disease and of spinal disease (caries) are due to tuberculosis.
Preventable Diseases Woods Hutchinson
In toothache arising from caries, and as a lotion to the temples in headache.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley
On removing the caries, he found it impossible to fill her teeth, because the openings continued through them.
Popular Education Ira Mayhew
The quality of Fijian teeth as reflected by frequency of caries is excellent.
A Racial Study of the Fijians Norman E. Gabel
In the course of a chronic middle-ear suppuration, the incus may become exfoliated or gradually disappear as the result of caries.
A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4) Various
It was a case of caries, they said, and Austin mustn’t hunt sheep any more.
Austin and His Friends Frederic H. Balfour
If the habit of body allows of any hope of curing the caries, the method I have pointed out XX.
A dissertation on the inutility of the amputation of limbs Johann Ulrich Bilguer
Scepticism, that caries of the intelligence, had not left him a single whole idea.
Les Misrables Victor Hugo
noun (pl) -ies
progressive decay of a bone or a tooth
1630s, from Latin caries “rottenness, decay,” from Proto-Italic *kas-, usually said to be from PIE root *kere- “to injure, break apart” (cf. Greek ker “death, destruction,” Old Irish krin “withered, faded”). Related: Carious. But de Vaan writes that “semantically, caries may just as well belong to careocared ‘to lack’ as ‘defect, state of defectiveness’ ….”
caries car·ies (kâr’ēz)
n. pl. caries
Decay of a bone or tooth, especially dental caries.
Decay of a bone or tooth. Dental plaque formed by bacteria initiates a progressive process of decay that, if left unchecked, leads to tooth loss.
noun acronym Caribbean Free Trade Area
a set of stationary bells hung in a tower and sounded by manual or pedal action, or by machinery. a set of horizontal metal plates, struck by hammers, used in the modern orchestra. Historical Examples But to do that with the carillon was found to be inexpedient. Scientific American Supplement, No. 384, May 12, 1883 […]
a person who plays a carillon. noun a person who plays a carillon
a female given name. Historical Examples “Sure, I’ve been Carin’ for wan of me sick children,” she replied. Toaster’s Handbook Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers But I liked the way you fired ’em out of there, not Carin’ a tinker’s darn who was behind ’em. The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln […]