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fang

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noun \ˈfaŋ\

Simple Definition of fang

  • : a long, sharp tooth

Full Definition of fang

  1. 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. 2 :  the root of a tooth or one of the processes or prongs into which a root divides

  3. 3 :  a projecting tooth or prong

fanged play \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

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noun \ˈfaŋ, ˈfäŋ\

Definition of Fang

plural Fang or Fangs also Fan or Fans

  1. 1 :  a member of a Bantu-speaking people of northern Gabon, mainland Equatorial Guinea, and southern Cameroon

  2. 2 :  the language of the Fang people



1861

First Known Use of fang

1861

Variants of fang

also Fan play \ˈfan, ˈfän\

Medical Dictionary

fang

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noun \ˈfaŋ\

Medical Definition of fang

  1. 1a:  a long sharp tooth: as:  one by which an animal's prey is seized and held or torn:  one of the long hollow or grooved and often erectile teeth of a venomous snakeb:  one of a spider's chelicerae at the tip of which a poison gland opens

  2. 2:  the root of a tooth or one of the processes or prongs into which a root divides

  3. fanged \ˈfaŋd\play adjective





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