laniary

laniary

[ley-nee-er-ee, lan-ee-]
adjective
1.
(of teeth) adapted for tearing.
noun
2.
a laniary tooth; a canine of daggerlike shape.

Origin:
1820–30; < Latin laniārius of a butcher, equivalent to lani(us) butcher + -ārius -ary

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laniary (ˈlænɪərɪ)
 
adj
1.  (esp of canine teeth) adapted for tearing
 
n , -aries
2.  a tooth adapted for tearing
 
[C19: from Latin lanius butcher, from laniāre to tear]

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