cariosity /kair'ee os"i tee/, cariousness, n.
/kair"ee euhs/, adj.
having caries, as teeth; decayed.
[1520-30; < L cariosus decayed, rotten, equiv. to cari(es) CARIES + -osus -OUS]

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