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caries

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caries(
kah
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ryehs
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (medicine)
a. cavity
El dentista me encontró una caries.The dentist found that I had a cavity.
b. tooth decay
La falta de higiene dental produce caries.A lack of oral hygiene causes tooth decay.
c. caries
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
El consumo excesivo de azúcar facilita la formación de caries.Excessive sugar consumption facilitates the formation of caries.
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caries
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. tooth decay
tengo tres cariesI have three cavities
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caries
1 (Med) tooth decay; caries
está recomendado contra la caries it's recommended for the prevention of tooth decay; tengo una caries en la muela del juicio I've got some decay in my wisdom tooth
2 (Agr) blight
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