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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When an upper large premolar (the carnassial tooth) is removed, the dog will have much more difficulty with grinding kibble and other food.
The most noticeable shape differences between the sexes were in position of carnassial (LM 4) which was placed posterior in males, then, females had slightly greater coronoid process (LM 5), angular process (LM 8) and masseteric fossa (LM 9).
The dimensions of the carnassial are close to those of Hecubides euryodon, although the tooth is more robust, in general it could correlate well with Bonisicyon illacabo (Fig.
Ursoidea characterized by a more primitive and complete dentition than that of the Ursidae, with developed premolars, a lingual cristid in the p4, relatively sharper and larger carnassials than in the Ursidae, protocone of P4 in mesial position, small talonid in the m1, upper molars always wider than long and presence of a premasseteric fossa in the more derived taxa.
The m1 is badly broken and the carnassial blade is missing but the talonid and rudimentary metaconid are preserved.
The ones that I most strongly recommend preserving rather than pulling are the fang teeth and the carnassial teeth."
When catlike predators called felids arrive on their idyllic island, lead by a vicious hunter named Carnassial, Dusk must guide his companions to safety in a new environment.
Shortly after switching her to sertraline, Piglet underwent surgery to remove a broken carnassial (the largest tooth in the mouth), as well as a small tumor I had discovered between her toes.
The cranial measurements of the two adult, unsexed specimens were as follows: greatest length of skull, 89.9, 87.9; condyloincisive length, 82.9, 83.1; condylocanine length, 77.9, 78.4; palatal length, 33.4, 33.1; length of rostrum, 22.7, 21.5; breadth across upper carnassial tooth, 5.5, 5.6; interorbital constriction, 15.9, 17.3; postorbital constriction, 32.1, 32.0; zygomatic breadth, 58.9, 56.6; breadth of braincase, 45.0, 42.4; mastoid breadth, 40.5, 37.5; length of maxillary toothrow, 27.0, 26.4.
Deciduous P3 and p4 function as carnassials, resembling permanent P4 and m1, respectively.