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canine tooth

canine (def 2).
Origin of canine tooth
1600-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In particular, by some trick of the light, the canine teeth looked longer and sharper than the rest.

    Dracula Bram Stoker
  • With this and this—and he touched one of the canine teeth and that below it—the little children can be bitten.

    Dracula Bram Stoker
  • Those at Mentone were perforated Neritinæ from the Mediterranean and canine teeth of the deer.

  • The inferior border is hollowed out into alveoli, in which are implanted the superior molar and canine teeth.

  • canine teeth can grow in my jaws, because you said one day that I was a puppy.

    Diamond Dyke George Manville Fenn
  • The canine teeth, also called tusks or tushes, are greatly developed, especially in the male.

  • Usually where an animal can use its teeth effectively for offense or defense, it is the canine teeth that are thus modified.

    The Meaning of Evolution Samuel Christian Schmucker
  • Their mouth is armed, in fact, with canine teeth comparable to those of the most powerful Carnivora.

    The Desert World Arthur Mangin
  • The canine teeth are proportionally much thicker and longer than those of men.

    Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10) Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
  • The canine teeth are much larger than the others, and equally large in both sexes.

canine teeth in Medicine

canine tooth n.
Any of four teeth having a thick conical crown and a long conical root, adjacent to the distal surface of the lateral incisors, in both deciduous and permanent dentition. Also called cuspid.

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