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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canine  \Ca*nine"\,  n.  (Anat.) 
  A  canine  tooth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canine  \Ca*nine"\,  a.  [L.  caninus  fr  canis  dog:  cf  F.  canin. 
  See  {Hound}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  family  {Canid[ae]},  or  dogs  and 
  wolves;  having  the  nature  or  qualities  of  a  dog;  like  that 
  or  those  of  a  dog. 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  pointed  tooth  on  each  side 
  the  incisors. 
 
  {Canine  appetite},  a  morbidly  voracious  appetite;  bulimia. 
 
  {Canine  letter},  the  letter  r.  See  {R}. 
 
  {Canine  madness},  hydrophobia. 
 
  {Canine  tooth},  a  tooth  situated  between  the  incisor  and 
  bicuspid  teeth,  so  called  because  well  developed  in  dogs; 
  usually,  the  third  tooth  from  the  front  on  each  side  of 
  each  jaw;  an  eyetooth,  or  the  corresponding  tooth  in  the 
  lower  jaw. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  canine 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  a  pointed  conical  tooth 
  2:  (zoology)  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  members  of 
  the  family  Canidae 
  n  1:  one  of  the  four  pointed  conical  teeth  (two  in  each  jaw) 
  located  between  the  incisors  and  the  premolars  [syn:  {eyetooth}, 
  {dogtooth},  {cuspid}] 
  2:  any  of  various  fissiped  mammals  with  nonretractile  claws  and 
  typically  long  muzzles  [syn:  {canid}] 




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