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carious (adj.)

"decayed" (of tooth or bone), 1670s, from French carieux (16c.), from Latin cariosus "full of decay," from caries "rottenness, decay" (see caries). Extended sense of "having a corroded appearance" is by 1832.

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Definitions of carious from WordNet

carious (adj.)
(of teeth) affected with cavities or decay;
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