from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the sectorial or carnassial teeth of the typical carnivorous mammals.


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  • Dentition as in restricted _Canis_, but wanting the second grinder behind the flesh-tooth in the lower jaw; the nose is short; skull arched; the forehead broad, convex, and gradually shelving from the nose line; nasals long, produced behind the hinder upper edge of the maxillaries.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon Robert Armitage Sterndale 1870


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