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fang

(fang),
1. A long tooth or tusk, usually a canine.
2. The hollow tooth of a snake through which the venom is ejected.
[A.S. fōhan, to seize]

fang

(fang)
1. a large canine tooth of a carnivore.
2. the envenomed tooth of a snake.

fang

(făng)
n.
1. Any of the hollow or grooved teeth of a venomous snake with which it injects venom.
2. A long, sharp, pointed tooth, especially a canine tooth of a carnivorous animal, such as a dog or wolf, with which it seizes and tears its prey.
3. The root of a tooth or a pronglike division of such a root.
4. A fanglike structure, especially a chelicera of a venomous spider.

fanged adj.

fang

1. a sharp or pointed tooth.
2. a root of a tooth.

fang hole
see dental star.
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If you want to learn Mandarin, ring Fang on 0121 501 3888 or 07474 842988.
Fang cites plenty of statistic and oral evidence to demonstrate the rise of Western medicine to dominance and the marginalization of Chinese medical practice in rural areas.
As before, Fang tells an interesting story here, but the context adds less to the received understanding of the Private Memoirs than does the corresponding material in her Lamb chapter, and some of her assertions, such as that Hogg alludes to the Rosetta Stone "as a sign of his willing cooperation with magazines" (78), strain her emphasis on authorial intentionality past the suspension of my own disbelief.
If it wasn t for us, you wouldn t even have food to eat," Fang s wife told Zhou, according to Xinhua.
These are all facts, these are the most representative and truthful pictures in the June 4 repression that we must not forget," Fang said.
In the 1980s Fang became vice-president of the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, and was quoted as telling a student gathering that 'democracy was from the bottom-up, not the top-down'.
The Family Fang is a delicious book by a stunningly nimble writer.
Polysilicon prices will normalise gradually," said Fang.
From this day on, when I met Fang Fang for the first time at the Ichthyological Congress in Trieste on 29 August 1997 we had immediately a mutual understanding and I realized that I had a very an intelligent ichthyologist in front of me and I thought "Sven you are a very lucky man .
Fang has rejoined the firm's New York office as associate principal.
After examining multiple embryos from eight snake species--some with fangs in front, some with fangs in back, some without fangs--Vonk's team discovered that the initial plans for fang formation consistently began at the back of the mouth, even in front-fanged snakes.