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- n. One of the pointed teeth behind the incisors and in front of the premolar teeth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
So called because canine teeth are prominent in dogs and cats. (Wiktionary)