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canine


ca·nine  (knn)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the canids.
2. Of, relating to, or being one of the pointed conical teeth located between the incisors and the first bicuspids.
n.
1. An animal of the family Canidae, especially a dog.
2. One of the pointed, conical teeth located between the incisors and the first bicuspids. Also called cuspid.

[Latin cannus, from canis, dog; see kwon- in Indo-European roots.]

canine [ˈkeɪnaɪn ˈkæn-]
adj
1. of or resembling a dog; doglike
2. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Canidae, a family of mammals, including dogs, jackals, wolves, and foxes, typically having a bushy tail, erect ears, and a long muzzle: order Carnivora (carnivores)
3. (Medicine / Dentistry) of or relating to any of the four teeth, two in each jaw, situated between the incisors and the premolars
n also canid [ˈkænɪd]
1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Animals) any animal of the family Canidae
2. (Medicine / Dentistry) a canine tooth
[from Latin canīnus, from canis dog]

canine  (knn)
Adjective
1. Characteristic of or resembling dogs, wolves, or related animals.
2. Relating to any of the four pointed teeth located behind the incisors in most mammals. In carnivores, the canine teeth are adapted for cutting and tearing meat.
Noun
A canine tooth.


canine  /kenan/  n.adj. 1 one of two long, sharp teeth: People have two <n.> canines (or) <adj.> canine teeth in their mouth. 2 frml. a dog: All <n.> canines in the city of San Diego must have a license. canine

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