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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carib  \Car"ib\,  n.;  pl  {Caries}.  [See  {Cannibal}.]  (Ethol.) 
  A  native  of  the  Caribbee  islands  or  the  coasts  of  the 
  Caribbean  sea;  esp.,  one  of  a  tribe  of  Indians  inhabiting  a 
  region  of  South  America,  north  of  the  Amazon,  and  formerly 
  most  of  the  West  India  islands. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caries  \Ca"ri*es\,  n.[L.,  decay.]  (Med.) 
  Ulceration  of  bone;  a  process  in  which  bone  disintegrates  and 
  is  carried  away  piecemeal,  as  distinguished  from  necrosis,  in 
  which  it  dies  in  masses. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caries 
  n  :  soft  decayed  area  in  a  tooth;  progressive  decay  can  lead  to 
  the  death  of  a  tooth  [syn:  {cavity},  {dental  caries},  {tooth 
  decay}] 




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