Canine tooth
Canine Ca*nine", a. [L. caninus, fr. canis dog: cf. F. canin. See {Hound}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the family {Canid[ae]}, or dogs and wolves; having the nature or qualities of a dog; like that or those of a dog. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the pointed tooth on each side the incisors. [1913 Webster]

{Canine appetite}, a morbidly voracious appetite; bulimia.

{Canine letter}, the letter r. See {R}.

{Canine madness}, hydrophobia.

{Canine tooth}, a tooth situated between the incisor and bicuspid teeth, so called because well developed in dogs; usually, the third tooth from the front on each side of each jaw; an eyetooth, or the corresponding tooth in the lower jaw. [1913 Webster]


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  • canine tooth — canine (def. 2). [1600 10] * * * also called  cuspid  or  eye tooth        in mammals, any of the single cusped (pointed), usually single rooted teeth adapted for tearing food, and occurring behind or beside the incisors (front teeth). Often the… …   Universalium

  • Canine tooth — Cuspid redirects here. For the heart valves, see bicuspid valve and tricuspid valve. Canine tooth This dog s longer pointed cuspids or fangs show why they are particularly associated with canines …   Wikipedia

  • canine tooth — noun one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars • Syn: ↑canine, ↑eyetooth, ↑eye tooth, ↑dogtooth, ↑cuspid • Derivationally related forms: ↑cuspidal (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • canine tooth — the tooth immediately lateral to the lateral, or second, incisor; it has a long conical crown and the longest, most powerful root of all the teeth. Called also canine, cuspid, cuspid t., and dens caninus [TA] …   Medical dictionary

  • canine tooth — sharp pointed tooth located between the front teeth (incisors) and the molars, cuspid tooth, fang …   English contemporary dictionary

  • canine tooth — noun One of the pointed teeth behind the incisors and in front of the premolar teeth. Syn: eye tooth …   Wiktionary

  • canine tooth — noun (C) one of four sharp pointed teeth in the front of the human mouth; eye tooth …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Canine — Ca*nine , a. [L. caninus, fr. canis dog: cf. F. canin. See {Hound}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the family {Canid[ae]}, or dogs and wolves; having the nature or qualities of a dog; like that or those of a dog. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Of or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canine appetite — Canine Ca*nine , a. [L. caninus, fr. canis dog: cf. F. canin. See {Hound}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the family {Canid[ae]}, or dogs and wolves; having the nature or qualities of a dog; like that or those of a dog. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Of or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canine letter — Canine Ca*nine , a. [L. caninus, fr. canis dog: cf. F. canin. See {Hound}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the family {Canid[ae]}, or dogs and wolves; having the nature or qualities of a dog; like that or those of a dog. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Of or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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