carnassial tooth

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car·nas·si·al tooth

1. a tooth adapted to shear flesh;
2. the last upper premolar or first lower molar tooth of certain carnivores.

car·nas·si·al tooth

(kahr-nas'ē-ăl tūth)
A long-bladed premolar or molar of the Carnivora that has a cutting or shearing action, as in dogs or cats.
Synonym(s): sectorial tooth.

car·nas·si·al tooth

(kahr-nas'ē-ăl tūth)
Last maxillary premolar or first mandibular molar tooth of some carnivores.
Synonym(s): sectorial tooth.

carnassial tooth

a large, shearing cheek tooth; the upper fourth premolar and lower first molar in dogs and the upper third premolar and lower first molar in cats. Called also sectorial tooth.

carnassial tooth abscess
abscess at the root of a carnassial tooth. See malar abscess.