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canine

 [ka´nīn]
1. pertaining to or characteristic of dogs.
2. cuspid tooth; see tooth.
3. pertaining to a cuspid (canine) tooth.

ca·nine

(kā'nīn),
1. Relating to a dog.
2. Relating to the canine teeth.
3. Synonym(s): canine tooth
4. Referring to the cuspid tooth.
[L. caninus]

canine

(kā′nīn)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being one of the pointed conical teeth located between the incisors and the first bicuspids.
n.
One of the pointed, conical teeth located between the incisors and the first bicuspids. Also called cuspid.

canine

adjective Referring to a canine tooth or teeth.

noun One of the four pointed fang-like teeth locate on either side of the incisors in the human mouth.

Pronunciation
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, CAN eye’n
Medspeak-US: pronounced, CANE eye’n

ca·nine

(kā'nīn)
1. Relating to the dog.
2. Relating to the canine teeth.
3. Synonym(s): canine tooth.
4. Referring to the cuspid tooth.
[L. caninus]

ca·nine

(kā'nīn)
1. Relating to the canine teeth.
2. Synonym(s): canine tooth.
3. Referring to the cuspid tooth.
[L. caninus]
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It was hard to find bilateral gingival recessions only in maxillary canine teeth. The second important limitation was a follow-up period of one year, which is the shortest time possible for EMD follow-up.
Small breed dogs can have severe dental disease leading to what are called oronasal fistulas--holes between the mouth and the sinuses from severe infection at the canine teeth. When this happens, dogs often sneeze or have snotty noses.
After a more thorough examination unerupted maxillary canine teeth were diagnosed.
The results of this study show that the effects of types of bonded retainer on tooth displacement vary for the central, lateral, and canine teeth. Also, type of loading may cause differences.
Bell makes clear in his writing that from his research the physical function of the "snarling muscles" are "quite peculiar to the ferocious and carnivorous animals" whose "sole office is to raise the upper lip from the canine teeth." (30) Nevertheless, it is in The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872) that Darwin discusses the significance of the snarling muscles in the dog most fastidiously: "When a dog is on the point of springing on his antagonist," he observes, "he utters a savage growl; the ears are pressed closely backwards, the upper lip is retracted out of the way of his teeth, especially his canines." (31) The vampire hunters' encounter with Dracula evokes "a horrible sort of snarl" from the vampire, which shows his "eyeteeth long and pointed" (Dracula 393).
The canine teeth normally change around six months.
One of the thieves had two gold canine teeth in her lower jaw.
She was believed to be female because she had a relatively small skull and small canine teeth. Between 1981 and 2004, scientists removed other skeletons of other individuals of the same species from the same area.
The so-called canine teeth of a human are short and blunted while the canine teeth on dogs and carnivores are long and sharp.
But it lacks primitive features such as a toothcomb, where the lower incisor and canine teeth are elongated, crowded together and projected forward, and a special claw used for grooming.
Every dog in Eugene and unincorporated Lane County must obtain a license when the dog reaches the age of six months or obtains permanent canine teeth, whichever comes first.
He felt numb from his head to his bare feet as he looked at the two long stabbing canine teeth protruding from the beast's upper jaw.

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