A canine tooth
- Of or pertaining to the household Canidaelig or puppies and wolves obtaining the nature or characteristics of your pet dog like that or those of a dog
- of or relating to a pointed conical tooth
- of or regarding or characteristic of family Canidae
- one of several four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) positioned between the incisors and premolars
- any of different fissiped animals with nonretractile claws and typically lengthy muzzles
- Of or regarding your family Canidae, or puppies and wolves; obtaining the nature or qualities of your dog; that way or those of a dog.
- Of or with respect to the pointed tooth on each part the incisors.
- A canine enamel.
"pointed enamel," late 14c., from Latin caninus "regarding the puppy," genitive of canis "dog" (way to obtain Italian cane, French chien), from PIE root *kwon- "dog" (cognates: Greek kyon, Old English hund, Old tall German quest, Old Irish cu, Welsh ci, Sanskrit svan-, Avestan spa, Russian sobaka (evidently from an Iranian supply, including Median spaka), Armenian shun, Lithuanian šuo). The noun definition "dog" is very first taped 1869.
- c.1600, of teeth, from canine (n.) or Latin caninus. Meaning "pertaining to your dog or puppies" is from 1620s.
In the upper jaw there is a compressed, sharp-pointed, tusk-like incisor near the hind edge of the premaxilla, followed in the male at least by a moderate-sized, pointed, curved canine in the anterior part of the maxilla.