- carious 1670s, from Fr. carieux (16c.), from L. cariosus, from caries "rottenness, decay" (see CARIES (Cf. caries)).
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Carious — Ca ri*ous, a. [L. cariosus, fr. caries dacay.] Affected with caries; decaying; as, a carious tooth. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
carious — [kər′ē əs] adj. [L cariosus] having caries; decayed … English World dictionary
carious — adjective Having caries; decayed. My fathers museum contained several preparations of carious teeth … Wiktionary
carious — Relating to or affected with caries. * * * car·i·ous kar ē əs, ker adj affected with caries <carious teeth> * * * ca·ri·ous (karґe əs) [L. cariosus] affected with or of the nature of caries … Medical dictionary
carious — caries ► NOUN ▪ decay and crumbling of a tooth or bone. DERIVATIVES carious adjective. ORIGIN Latin … English terms dictionary
carious — adjective Etymology: Latin cariosus, from caries Date: 1676 affected with caries … New Collegiate Dictionary
carious — adj. [L. caries, decay] Decayed; having surface depressions; corroded … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
carious — cariosity /kair ee os i tee/, cariousness, n. /kair ee euhs/, adj. having caries, as teeth; decayed. [1520 30; < L cariosus decayed, rotten, equiv. to cari(es) CARIES + osus OUS] * * * … Universalium
carious — carÂ·iÂ·ous || keÉ™rÉªÉ™s adj. decayed (tooth, bone, etc.) … English contemporary dictionary
carious — [ kɛ:rɪəs] adjective (of bones or teeth) decayed. Origin C16: from L. cariosus (see caries) … English new terms dictionary