carnassial


car·nas·si·al

adjective \kär-ˈna-sē-əl\

Definition of CARNASSIAL

:  of, relating to, or being a tooth of a carnivore often larger and longer than adjacent teeth and adapted for cutting rather than tearing
carnassial noun

Origin of CARNASSIAL

French carnassier carnivorous, ultimately from Latin carn-, caro
First Known Use: circa 1852

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