Canine meaning

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A sharp-pointed tooth on either side of the upper jaw and lower jaw, between the incisors and the bicuspids, having a long single root; a cuspid or (in the upper jaw) eyetooth.
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One of the pointed, conical teeth located between the incisors and the first bicuspids.
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Of the family (Canidae) of carnivores that includes dogs, wolves, jackals, and foxes.
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Relating to or being one of the pointed conical teeth located between the incisors and the first bicuspids.
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A dog or other canine animal.
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Of or like a dog.
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A canine is defined as a dog or animal that is similar to a dog, or is one of the four sharp, pointed teeth towards the front of your mouth.

An example of a canine is a German Shepherd dog.

An example of a canine is a wolf.

An example of a canine is the cuspid tooth.

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Of, relating to, or being one of the pointed conical teeth located between the incisors and the first bicuspids.
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The definition of canine is something that is from or like a dog.

An example of canine used as an adjective is canine food, which is food for dogs.

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Of, relating to, or characteristic of the canids.
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An animal of the family Canidae, especially a dog.
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One of the pointed, conical teeth located between the incisors and the first bicuspids.
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Characteristic of or resembling dogs, wolves, or related animals.
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Relating to any of the four pointed teeth located behind the incisors in most mammals. In carnivores, the canine teeth are adapted for cutting and tearing meat.
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A canine tooth.
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Any of certain extant canids regarded as similar to the dog or wolf (including coyotes, jackals, etc.) but distinguished from the vulpines, which are regarded as fox-like.
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In heterodont mammals, the pointy tooth between the incisors and the premolars; a cuspid.
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(poker slang) A king and a nine as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em due to phonetic similarity.
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Of, or pertaining to, a dog or dogs.
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Dog-like.
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(anatomy) Of or pertaining to mammalian teeth which are cuspids or fangs.
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Any member of Caninae, the only living subfamily of Canidae.
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Origin of canine

  • Latin canīnus from canis dog kwon- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin canīnus (“of the dog, dog-like”).

    From Wiktionary