fang

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fang

noun \ˈfaŋ\

: a long, sharp tooth

Full Definition of FANG

1
a :  a long sharp tooth: as (1) :  one by which an animal's prey is seized and held or torn (2) :  one of the long hollow or grooved and often erectile teeth of a venomous snake
b :  one of the chelicerae of a spider at the tip of which a poison gland opens
2
:  the root of a tooth or one of the processes or prongs into which a root divides
3
:  a projecting tooth or prong
fanged \ˈfaŋd\ adjective

Examples of FANG

  1. the fangs of a rattlesnake
  2. a tiger baring its fangs

Origin of FANG

Middle English, that which is taken, from Old English; akin to Old High German fang seizure, Old English fōn to seize — more at pact
First Known Use: 1555

Fang

noun \ˈfaŋ, ˈfäŋ\
plural Fang or Fangs also Fan or Fans

Definition of FANG

1
:  a member of a Bantu-speaking people of northern Gabon, mainland Equatorial Guinea, and southern Cameroon
2
:  the language of the Fang people

Variants of FANG

Fang also Fan \ˈfan, ˈfän\

First Known Use of FANG

1861

fang

noun \ˈfaŋ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FANG

1
a : a long sharp tooth: as (1) : one by which an animal's prey is seized and held or torn (2) : one of the long hollow or grooved and often erectile teeth of a venomous snake b : one of a spider's chelicerae at the tip of which a poison gland opens
2
: the root of a tooth or one of the processes or prongs into which a root divides
fanged \ˈfaŋd\ adjective

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