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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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The specimens from Aquixtla and Rio Otlati were adult males with cranial measurements as follows: greatest length of the skull, 55.8, 50.3; condyloincisive length, 55.7, 50.1; condylocanine length, 54.8, 48.3; palatal length, 23.2, 20.8; length of rostrum, 13.3, 11.6; breadth across upper carnassial tooth, 2.9, 5.0; interorbital constriction, 12.4, 10.4; postorbital constriction, 10.1, 11.1; zygomatic breadth, 32.2, 28.5; braincase breadth, 21.5, 23.4; mastoid breadth, 27.2, 24.5; length of maxillary toothrow, 16.3, 13.7.
Cranial measurements of the individual were as follows: greatest length of skull, 89.2; condyloincisive length, 89.2; condylocanine length, 84.2; palatal length, 44.6; length of rostrum, 21.5; breadth across upper carnassial tooth, 9.7; interorbital constriction, 20.0; postorbital constriction, 19.7; zygomatic breadth, 50.0; braincase breadth, 40.7; mastoid breadth, 49.9; length of maxillary toothrow, 26.6.
The cranial measurements of an adult female and an adult male, respectively, were as follows: greatest length of the skull, 60.6, 69.0; condyloincisive length, 56.9, 63.4; condylocanine length, 51.9, 57.6; palatal length, 23.3, 25.2; length of rostrum, 20.3, 21.8; breadth across upper carnassial tooth, 4.8, 5.6; interorbital constriction, 16.8, 19.3; postorbital constriction, 17.4, 19.1; zygomatic breadth, 36.0, 41.7; braincase breadth, 26.8, 28.0; mastoid breadth, 31.6, 33.9; length of maxillary toothrow, 20.6, 21.0.