Definition of carious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

carious

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈkeəriəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeriəs//
 
(medical)
 
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(of bones or teeth) decayed Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin cariosus.
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