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muzzle

(mŭz′əl)
n.
1. The forward, projecting part of the head of certain animals, such as dogs, including the mouth, nose, and jaws; the snout.
2. A device that is fitted over an animal's snout, often used to prevent biting or eating.
tr.v. muz·zled, muz·zling, muz·zles
To put a muzzle on (an animal).

muz′zler n.

muzzle

1. the part of the face supported by the maxillae and nasal bones; the part of a dog's head anterior to the stop and cheeks, containing the nasal passages and bearing the nosepad. Longer in dolichocephalics and practically nonexistent in brachycephalics. In farm animals it comprises the nasolabial plane, between the edge of the upper lip, the two nostrils and the junction between the nasolabial plane and the haired part of the face. It includes the skin and fascia and the muscles of the upper lip.
2. an appliance placed over the mouth of an animal, usually a dog, to prevent it biting. The simplest form is a clove-hitch made of bandage and wound around the two jaws.

muzzle bagging
occluding the muzzle, usually of a horse, to cause temporary asphyxia and succeeding dyspnea, during an auscultatory examination of the lungs.
box muzzle
a solid, box-like appliance, usually made of stiff leather over a frame. It prevents the animal sucking or feeding, but holes in the box allow it to drink.
calf-weaning muzzle
a cavesson with spikes on the nose-band.
tape muzzle
a piece of tape or bandage tied in a half-hitch around the upper and lower jaws. A temporary measure only.
wire muzzle
a muzzle made of strong wire mesh. Used to prevent dogs fighting or biting, especially Greyhounds during races. Companion animal appliances are more commonly made of leather.
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