Definition of caries noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

caries

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkeəriːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeriːz//
 
[uncountable](medical)
 
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decay in teeth or bones dental caries Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Latin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: caries