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noun as in cavity

noun as in tooth decay

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It has been recently used to relieve toothache arising from caries.

Caries was a pustular disease, in which bristle-like hairs formed a prominent feature.

In the best known species, Tilletia caries, they constitute the “bunt” of wheat.

Bunt is another pest (Tilletia caries) which occupies the whole farinaceous portion of the grains of wheat.

Caries of the os pedis, of the lateral ligaments of the pedal-joint, or of the lateral cartilages, is a result.


On this page you'll find 311 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to caries, such as: crater, armpit, atrium, basin, bursa, and chamber.

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