carnassial


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carnassial

[kär′nas·ē·əl]
(anatomy)
Of or pertaining to molar or premolar teeth specialized for cutting and shearing.
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Dogs' teeth can leave behind similar markings, so Dr Hemmings also examined the bones to look for markings made by the carnassial teeth - used for cutting flesh.
Canines and carnassial teeth are large, therefore their roots occupy a large volume of space within the mandible and maxilla.
These cuspids meet medially to form a well-defined carnassial notch.