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(ker′ēz ) pl. caries [L. caries, rottenness] Gradual decay and disintegration of soft or bony tissue or of a tooth. If the decay progresses, the surrounding tissue becomes inflamed and an abscess forms, e.g., chronic abscess, tuberculosis, and bacterial invasion of teeth. In caries, the bone disintegrates by pieces, whereas in necrosis, large masses of bone are involved. SYN: SEE: dental cavity carious (kar′ē-ŭs ) (ker′ē-ŭs), adj.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Caries." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/760860/all/rampant_caries.
Caries. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/760860/all/rampant_caries. Accessed September 23, 2019.
Caries. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/760860/all/rampant_caries
Caries [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 September 23]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/760860/all/rampant_caries.
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