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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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The new extinction timeline is based on a research analysis of, among other details, how diverse the different fanged kangaroo species were and their body sizes - roughly the same as a "small wallaby," according to the university.
Other new details about the fanged kangaroo species listed in the study include that their body masses increased over time, right up until the time they were wiped out, but they became less diverse as a group.
Melton and Introvigne are among many followers of the fanged type.