canine tooth A sharp conical tooth in mammals that is large and highly developed in carnivores (e.g. dogs) for tearing meat. There are two canines in each jaw, each situated between the second incisor and the first premolar. In some animals (e.g. herbivores, such as giraffes and rabbits) canine teeth are absent.
More From encyclopedia.com
Alum , alum (ăl´əm), any one of a series of isomorphous double salts that are hydrated sulfates of a univalent cation (e.g., potassium, sodium, ammonium, ce… Deimatic Behaviour , deimatic behaviour Intimidating behaviour in animals which serves to warn off potential predators. It may be bluff (e.g. the inflation of the lungs i… Hepatomegaly , hepatomegaly Enlargement of the liver as a result of congestion (e.g. in heart failure), inflammation or fatty infiltration (as in kwashiorkor). hepa… Hygroscopic Nucleus , hygroscopic nucleus Microscopic particle (e.g. of sulphur dioxide, salt, dust, or smoke) in the free air, on which water vapour may condense to form… Silicate , silicate silicates The most important and abundant group of rock-forming minerals, which can be classified according to the structural arrangement of… Radial Symmetry , Skip to main content radial symmetry radial symmetry The arrangement of parts in an organ or organism such that cutting through the centre of the str…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article