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ca·nine tooth

[TA]
a tooth having a crown of thick conic shape and a long, slightly flattened conic root; there are two canine teeth in each jaw, one on either side adjacent to the distal surface of the lateral incisors, in both the deciduous and the permanent dentition.
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ca·nine tooth

(kā'nīn tūth)
A tooth having a crown of thick conic shape and a long, slightly flattened conic root; there are two canine teeth in each jaw, one on either side adjacent to the distal surface of the lateral incisors, in both the deciduous and the permanent dentition.
Synonym(s): dens caninus [TA] , canine (3) , cuspid (2) , eye tooth.
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canine tooth

One of the two pairs of pointed teeth on either side of the two central pairs of incisor teeth. Canines are tearing teeth; incisors are cutting teeth.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

canine tooth

one of four pointed teeth present in the jaw between the INCISORS and the PREMOLARS in mammals, being particularly prominent in the Carnivora and having a stabbing, piercing and killing function.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

ca·nine tooth

(kā'nīn tūth)
[TA] Tooth with a thick conic crown and a long, slightly flattened conic root; there are two canine teeth in each jaw, one on either side adjacent to the distal surface of the lateral incisors, in both the deciduous and the permanent dentition.
Synonym(s): dens caninus [TA] , canine (2) , cuspid tooth, cuspid (2) , dens angularis, dens cuspidatus, eye tooth.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012