Definition of Canine tooth
1. Noun. One of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars.
Specialized synonyms: Fang
Generic synonyms: Tooth
Derivative terms: Canine, Cuspidal
Definition of Canine tooth
1. Noun. One of the pointed teeth behind the incisors and in front of the premolar teeth. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Canine tooth
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Literary usage of Canine tooth
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1886)
"2 and 3) an interesting case of great swelling of the eyelids and face, following an unsuccessful attempt to extract the upper canine tooth, in a negro, ..."
2. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1904)
"... insane—Anger and indignation—As expressed by the various races of man—Sneering and defiance—The uncovering of the canine tooth on one side of the face. ..."
3. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1910)
"Pendant made ol a canine- tooth ol' a bear From surface of farm. Presented bj Col. ... Pendant made of canine tooth of a l>ear. with one side Man. ..."
4. An Arabic-English Lexicon: Derived from the Best and the Most Copious by Edward William Lane (1893)
"(K.) Also signifying the same with reference to white, or hoary hair. The root is thought by ISd to be thus likened to a canine tooth. (TA. ..."
5. A History of British Fossil Mammals, and Birds by Richard. Owen (1846)
"... or canine tooth ; pm the teeth included between the dotted lines, and called pre- molars, the largest being the ..."
6. Reeves' History of the English Law: From the Time of the Romans, to the End by John Reeves, William Francis Finlason (1869)
"... sixty shillings : so, striking out the front tooth was punished with a fine of eight shillings; the canine tooth, four shillings; the grinders, ..."
7. A Biennial Retrospect of Medicine, Surgery, and Their Allied Sciences, for by New Sydenham Society (1873)
"It was a fully developed, sound, canine tooth. The gelatinous contents of the antrum were, in great part, cleared out. The boy recovered well and with no ..."
8. Diversions of a Naturalist by Edwin Ray Lankester (1915)
"But the careful consideration of the specimen, and above all the welcome discovery of the great FIG. 26.—The canine tooth of the right side of the lower jaw ..."