carnassial tooth

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car·nas·si·al tooth

1. a tooth adapted to shear flesh;
2. the last upper premolar or first lower molar tooth of certain carnivores.

car·nas·si·al tooth

(kahr-nas'ē-ăl tūth)
A long-bladed premolar or molar of the Carnivora that has a cutting or shearing action, as in dogs or cats.
Synonym(s): sectorial tooth.

car·nas·si·al tooth

(kahr-nas'ē-ăl tūth)
Last maxillary premolar or first mandibular molar tooth of some carnivores.
Synonym(s): sectorial tooth.