canine tooth


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Noun1.Canine tooth - one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolarscanine tooth - one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
fang - canine tooth of a carnivorous animal; used to seize and tear its prey
tooth - hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
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The canine tooth can be injured in a fight or when being hit by a car, four-wheeler, etc.
They are lovely, healthy bulbs, each the shape of a dog's canine tooth, hence one of its more common names – dog's tooth violet.
In 2014 after noticing very little movement, Tapler agreed with her orthodontists' recommendation to get braces and to have her primary canine tooth extracted.
It's an exuberantly large version of a canine tooth that grows in a spiral; the only tooth known to do so.
In Descent, Darwin describes canine teeth in the human as "perfectly efficient instruments for mastication" but categorizes them as "rudimentary" because the canine tooth "no longer serves man as a special weapon for tearing his enemies or prey" (Descent 59).
While he was under anaesthetic more than a dozen experts inspected the polar's molars and performed root canal treatment on an infected canine tooth.

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