Skip to Content


Pronunciation: kar-nas′ē-ăl

Definition: Adapted for shearing flesh; denoting those teeth designed to cut flesh.

[Fr. carnassier, carnivorous, fr. L. caro, flesh]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.