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Encyclopedia > Canine teeth

The Canine teeth are the long, pointed teeth used for grabbing hold of and tearing apart foods, also called "cuspids", "dogteeth" or "fangs". Species that feature them, such as humans and dogs, usually have four, two in the top jaw, two in the lower, on either side of the Incisors.




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Canines, the sharp "fanglike" teeth, total four; two on top (one to each side of the set of incisors) and two on the bottom.
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