canine

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1ca·nine

noun \ˈkā-ˌnīn, British also ˈka-\

: a dog

: a pointed tooth

Full Definition of CANINE

1
[Middle English, from Latin (dens) caninus canine tooth] :  a conical pointed tooth; especially :  one situated between the lateral incisor and the first premolar — see tooth illustration
2
:  dog 1a; broadly :  canid

Examples of CANINE

  1. <in the minds of some, the winner of this prestigious dog show has a fair claim to the title of King of the Canines>

First Known Use of CANINE

15th century

Other Dentistry Terms

bridge, crown, tush

Rhymes with CANINE

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2canine

adjective

: of or relating to dogs

Full Definition of CANINE

1
:  of or resembling that of a dog <canine loyalty>
2
:  of or relating to dogs or to the family (Canidae) including the canids

Origin of CANINE

Latin caninus, from canis dog — more at hound
First Known Use: 1607

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

canine

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any domestic or wild dog or doglike mammal (e.g., wolf, jackal, fox) in the family Canidae, found throughout the world except in Antarctica and on most ocean islands. Canines tend to be slender and long-legged, with a long muzzle, bushy tail, erect pointed ears, and well-developed canine and cheek teeth. They prey on all types of animals; some also eat carrion and vegetable matter. They probably were the first animals to be domesticated. Though helpful in controlling rodent and rabbit populations, canines have been hunted for their pelts and slaughtered to prevent their reputed (and sometimes real) destruction of livestock and large game.

Variants of CANINE

canine or canid

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