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Meaning of CANINE

Pronunciation:  'keynIn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
  2. [n]  one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
  3. [adj]  (zoology) of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae
  4. [adj]  of or relating to a pointed conical tooth

CANINE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: canid, canine tooth, cuspid, dogtooth, eye tooth, eyetooth, laniary
 See Also: bitch, Canidae, Canis aureus, Canis familiaris, carnivore, dog, domestic dog, family Canidae, fang, fox, hyaena, hyena, jackal, paw, tooth, wild dog, wolf



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Ca*nine"\, n. (Anat.)
    A canine tooth.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: One of four teeth found between the molars and incisors; also known as eye teeth.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Relating to, affecting, resembling or derived from a dog.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: amphibian, aquatic, baby tooth, bandog, bicuspid, biped, bitch, bowwow, bucktooth, cannibal, carnivore, cosmopolite, crown, cuspid, cutter, deciduous tooth, dent, denticle, denticulation, dentil, dentition, dog, doggy, dogtooth, eyetooth, fancy dog, fang, feline, fore tooth, foxlike, foxy, gagtooth, gang tooth, gnawer, gold tooth, grinder, guide dog, gyp, herbivore, hound, incisor, insectivore, invertebrate, kennel, lap dog, lupine, mammal, mammalian, marsupial, marsupialian, milk tooth, molar, omnivore, pack of dogs, peg, permanent tooth, pivot tooth, pooch, premolar, primate, pup, puppy, quadruped, reptile, rodent, ruminant, scavenger, scrivello, Seeing Eye dog, sheep dog, show dog, sled dog, slut, snag, snaggletooth, tooth, toy dog, tush, tusk, tyke, ungulate, varmint, vermin, vertebrate, vulpine, watchdog, whelp, wisdom tooth, wolfish, working dog