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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
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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
FANGS Defined for Kids

fang

noun \ˈfaŋ\

Definition of FANG for Kids

1
:  one of the long sharp teeth by which an animal seizes and holds its prey
2
:  one of the usually two long hollow or grooved teeth by which a poisonous snake injects its poison
fanged \ˈfaŋd\ adjective
Medical Dictionary

fang

noun \ˈfaŋ\

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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