Carnassial meaning

kär-năs'ē-əl
Adapted for tearing apart flesh.

Carnassial teeth.

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A tooth adapted for tearing apart flesh, especially one of the last upper premolar or first lower molar teeth in carnivorous mammals.
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Designating or of teeth of a flesh-eating animal specialized for slicing or shearing rather than tearing, esp. the last premolars of the upper jaw and the first molars of the lower jaw.
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A carnassial tooth.
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Adapted for tearing apart flesh.

Carnassial teeth.

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A tooth adapted for tearing apart flesh, especially one of the last upper premolar or first lower molar teeth in carnivorous mammals.
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One of the teeth used by a carnivore for shearing flesh, being the last upper premolar and the first lower molar.
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Origin of carnassial

  • From French carnassier carnivorous from Provençal from carnasso meat in abundance from carn flesh from Latin carō carn- sker-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition