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laniary

[ley-nee-er-ee, lan-ee-] /ˈleɪ niˌɛr i, ˈlæn i-/
adjective
1.
(of teeth) adapted for tearing.
noun
2.
a laniary tooth; a canine of daggerlike shape.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Latin laniārius of a butcher, equivalent to lani(us) butcher + -ārius -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for laniary

laniary

/ˈlænɪərɪ/
adjective
1.
(esp of canine teeth) adapted for tearing
noun (pl) -aries
2.
a tooth adapted for tearing
Word Origin
C19: from Latin lanius butcher, from laniāre to tear
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