- The definition of carious is showing signs of decay, especially in the teeth.
An example of something carious is a set of teeth full of cavities.
carious definition by Webster's New World
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having caries; decayed
Origin: Classical Latin cariosus
carious definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Having caries, especially of the teeth; decayed.
- carˌi·osˈi·ty , carˈi·ous·ness noun
carious - Medical Definition
Having caries; decayed.