Definition of Canine tooth

1. Noun. One of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars.

Exact synonyms: Canine, Cuspid, Dogtooth, Eye Tooth, Eyetooth
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

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Medical Definition of Canine tooth

1. A tooth having a crown of thick conical shape and a long, slightly flattened conical 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: dens caninus, canine, cuspid tooth, cuspidate tooth, cuspid, dens angularis, dens cuspidatus, eye tooth. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Canine Tooth

canine fossa
canine hereditary blindness
canine herpesvirus
canine herpetovirus
canine hysteria
canine infectious cyclic thrombocytopenia
canine leishmaniasis
canine malignant lymphoma
canine oral papilloma
canine panosteitis
canine parvovirus 2
canine parvovirus disease
canine prominence
canine spasm
canine teeth
canine tooth (current term)
canine typhus
caninus muscle

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 ..."

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