Definitions for: Canine


[n] any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
[n] one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
[adj] (zoology) of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae
[adj] of or relating to a pointed conical tooth



Webster (1913) Definition: Ca*nine", a. [L. caninus, fr. canis dog: cf. F. canin.
See Hound.]
1. Of or pertaining to the family Canid[ae], or dogs and
wolves; having the nature or qualities of a dog; like that
or those of a dog.

2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the pointed tooth on each side
the incisors.

Canine appetite, a morbidly voracious appetite; bulimia.

Canine letter, the letter r. See R.

Canine madness, hydrophobia.

Canine tooth, a tooth situated between the incisor and
bicuspid teeth, so called because well developed in dogs;
usually, the third tooth from the front on each side of
each jaw; an eyetooth, or the corresponding tooth in the
lower jaw.


Ca*nine", n. (Anat.)
A canine tooth.

Synonyms: canid, canine tooth, cuspid, dogtooth, eye tooth, eyetooth, laniary

See Also: bitch, Canidae, Canis aureus, Canis familiaris, carnivore, dog, domestic dog, family Canidae, fang, fox, hyaena, hyena, jackal, paw, tooth, wild dog, wolf

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