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carnassial


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carnassial  \Car*nas"si*al\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  carnassier  carnivorous, 
  and  L.  caro,  carnis,  flesh.]  (Anat.) 
  Adapted  to  eating  flesh.  --  n.  A  carnassial  tooth; 
  especially,  the  last  premolar  in  many  carnivores. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carnassial 
  adj  :  (of  a  tooth)  adapted  for  shearing  flesh;  "the  carnassial 
  teeth  of  carnivores" 




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