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sordes

 [sor´dēz]
foul matter collected on the lips and teeth in low fevers, consisting of food, microorganisms, and epithelial elements.
sordes gas´tricae undigested food, mucus, and other substances in the stomach.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sor·des

(sōr'dēz),
A dark brown or blackish crustlike collection on the lips, teeth, and gums of a person with dehydration associated with a chronic debilitating disease.
[L. filth, fr. sordeo, to be foul]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sor·des

(sōr'dēz)
A dark brown or blackish crustlike collection on the lips, teeth, and gums of a person with dehydration associated with a chronic debilitating disease.
[L. filth, fr. sordeo, to be foul]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sor·des

(sōr'dēz)
Dark brown or blackish crustlike collection on lips, teeth, and gums of a dehydrated person associated with chronic debilitating disease.
[L. filth, fr. sordeo, to be foul]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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