fang

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noun \ˈfaŋ\

Definition of fang

  1. 1a :  a long sharp tooth: such 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 snakeb :  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 in a sentence

  1. the fangs of a rattlesnake

  2. a tiger baring its fangs

Origin and Etymology 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\
variants: or less commonly

Fan

play play \ˈfan, ˈfän\

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



FANG Defined for English Language Learners

fang

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noun \ˈfaŋ\

Definition of fang for English Language Learners

  • : a long, sharp tooth


FANG Defined for Kids

fang

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noun \ˈfaŋ\

Definition of fang for Students

  1. 1 :  one of the long sharp teeth by which an animal seizes and holds its prey

  2. 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

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noun \ˈfaŋ\

Medical Definition of fang

  1. 1a:  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 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

fanged

\ˈfaŋd\play adjective


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