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[″ + cadere, to fall, die]
1. Gradual loss of vigor with physical and mental deterioration as may occur in aging. 2. To waste away. 3. Decomposition of organic matter by the action of microorganisms. SEE: caries 4. Disintegration of radioactive substances.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Decay." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751859/all/tooth_decay.
Decay. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751859/all/tooth_decay. Accessed October 16, 2019.
Decay. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751859/all/tooth_decay
Decay [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 16]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751859/all/tooth_decay.
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