wolf tooth

noun
variants: less commonly

wolf's tooth

Definition of wolf tooth

  1. 1 :  a small vestigial first premolar that is sometimes present in a horse on each side in front of the normal grinders and that is regularly found in some fossil members of the family Equidae

  2. 2 :  needle tooth

  3. 3 :  a protruding incisor (as in a guinea pig or rabbit)

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