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canine meaning

Pronunciation:   "canine" in a sentence
  • Adjective: canine  keynIn
    1. Of or relating to a pointed conical tooth
      - laniary 
    2. Of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae
    Noun: canine  keynIn
    1. One of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
      - canine tooth, eyetooth, eye tooth, dogtooth, cuspid 
    2. Any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
      - canid

    Derived forms: canines

    See also: Canidae

    Type of: carnivore, tooth

    Part of: Canidae, family Canidae

    Encyclopedia: Canine


  • [Medicine]
    adj : of or relating to dogs or to the family Canidae
    n
    1 : a conical pointed tooth; esp : one situated between the lateral incisor and the first premolar
    2 : any member of the family Canidae : DOG

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  1. herbivorous animals have very small canine teeth, or none.
  2. for example, the teeth are more primitive. there are large canines and unusually shaped incisors.
  3. it has a pair of large canine teeth in its upper jaw
  4. how much is that canine-american in the window
  5. how much is that canine-american in the window

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