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canine tooth

 

Definition: a tooth having a crown of thick conic shape and a long, slightly flattened conic 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(s): dens caninusTA, canine3, cuspid tooth, cuspidate tooth, cuspid2, dens angularis, dens cuspidatus, eye tooth

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