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canine

1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Canidae, a family of mammals, including dogs, jackals, wolves, and foxes, typically having a bushy tail, erect ears, and a long muzzle: order Carnivora (carnivores)
2. of or relating to any of the four teeth, two in each jaw, situated between the incisors and the premolars
3. a canine tooth

canine

Any member of the dog family, including wolves and foxes.
See also: Ornament

canine

[′kā‚nīn]
(anatomy)
A conical tooth, such as one located between the lateral incisor and first premolar in humans and many other mammals. Also known as cuspid.
(vertebrate zoology)
Pertaining or related to dogs or to the family Canidae.
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Chewing discomfort may come from a twisting of the jaw or a mal-alignment further back along the jaw, past the canine teeth.
After a more thorough examination unerupted maxillary canine teeth were diagnosed.
Chelsea scale Satisfactory Unsatisfactory Total Satisfactory 24 1 25 Bergland scale Unsatisfactory 0 4 4 Total 24 5 29 Table 3: Analysis of the association between the eruption of permanent canine teeth adjacent to the CLP (n = 13 erupted canines; n = 30 postgraft impacted canines) and the radiographic follow-up period, gender, and type and laterality of the CLP (Mann-Whitney U Test *; [alpha] [greater than or equal to] 0.
Bell makes clear in his writing that from his research the physical function of the "snarling muscles" are "quite peculiar to the ferocious and carnivorous animals" whose "sole office is to raise the upper lip from the canine teeth.
As it happens, the latter species has considerably larger canine teeth than does the bonobo--one of the prominent physical differences separating the two.
The so-called canine teeth of a human are short and blunted while the canine teeth on dogs and carnivores are long and sharp.
But it lacks primitive features such as a toothcomb, where the lower incisor and canine teeth are elongated, crowded together and projected forward, and a special claw used for grooming.
Lions have smaller canine teeth than saber-toothed cats did--but they have stronger jaws.
He felt numb from his head to his bare feet as he looked at the two long stabbing canine teeth protruding from the beast's upper jaw.
Your canine teeth should show when you smile but smiling too widely is undesirable.
If you're not sure whether your memo will be read by human eyes or eaten by canine teeth, you might want to try taping that precious piece to the resident's door.
Humans also have canine teeth, which help to tear meat.

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