carnassial tooth


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Noun1.carnassial tooth - the last upper premolar and first lower molar teeth of a carnivore; having sharp edges for cutting flesh
tooth - hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
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When an upper large premolar (the carnassial tooth) is removed, the dog will have much more difficulty with grinding kibble and other food.
P4 is a long upper carnassial tooth. Protocone in P4 is well developed and distinct conical cusp which projects anterolingually.
The first was extraction of a carnassial tooth, which had developed a root abscess.