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1canine

noun ca·nine \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
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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

A-line, affine, airline, align, alkyne, alpine, assign, at sign, balkline, baseline, beeline, benign, bloodline, blue line, blush wine, bovine, bowline, branchline, breadline, bright-line, buntline, bustline, byline, call sign, caprine, carbine, carmine, cervine, chow line, clothesline, cloud nine, coastline, combine, compline, condign, confine, consign, corvine, cosign, cutline, dateline, deadline, decline, define, design, divine, dragline, driveline, earthshine, Einstein, eiswein, end line, enshrine, entwine, equine, ethyne, fall line, fault line, feline, ferine, first-line, flatline, flight line, foul line, fräulein, frontline, front line, goal line, gold mine, grapevine, guideline, hairline, hard-line, hard pine, headline, hemline, high sign, hipline, Holbein, hotline, ice wine, incline, indign, in fine, in-line, Irvine, jawline, jug wine, landline, land mine, lang syne, lifeline, load line, longline, lupine, mainline, main line, malign, midline, moline, moonshine, neckline, off-line, old-line, online, opine, outline, outshine, ovine, Pauline, peace sign, Petrine, pipeline, piscine, pitch pine, plotline, plumb line, plus sign, pontine, porcine, potline, pound sign, propine, punch line, rapine, recline, redline, red pine, refine, reline, repine, resign, Rhine wine, ridgeline, roofline, Sabine, saline, Scotch pine, scrub pine, setline, shoreline, short line, sideline, sight line, skyline, snow line, soft-line, spring line, straight-line, strandline, straw wine, streamline, strip mine, strychnine, subline, sunshine, supine, syncline, taurine, tie-line, times sign, topline, touchline, towline, tramline, trapline, tree line, trephine, trotline, truckline, trunk line, tumpline, turbine, untwine, ursine, vespine, V sign, vulpine, waistline, white line, white pine, white wine, woodbine, yard line, zebrine, Z line

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 Defined for Kids

1canine

noun ca·nine \ˈkā-ˌnīn\

Definition of CANINE for Kids

1
:  a pointed tooth next to the incisors
2
:  a domestic dog or a related animal (as a wolf or fox)

2canine

adjective

Definition of CANINE for Kids

1
:  of or relating to the domestic dog or a related animal <canine behavior>
2
:  like or typical of a dog <canine loyalty>
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