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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 tooth, cuspidate tooth, cuspid (2) , dens angularis, dens cuspidatus, eye tooth
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canine tooth,, cuspidate tooth (kŭs pid tūth, kŭspi-dāt)
Synonym(s): canine tooth.
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