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Synonyms for bite

Synonyms for bite

to seize, as food, with the teeth

to consume gradually, as by chemical reaction or friction

to feel or cause to feel a sensation of heat or discomfort

a small portion of food

a light meal


Synonyms for bite

a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person

a small amount of solid food

a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin

a light informal meal

(angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait

wit having a sharp and caustic quality

a strong odor or taste property

the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws

a portion removed from the whole

to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws

cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

penetrate or cut, as with a knife

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deliver a sting to


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What this study shows is that pound per pound bull sharks have the largest bite force value among all studied sharks," she said.
Contrary to previous evolutionary thinking, they determined that bite force was correlated with body size but showed surprisingly little correlation with tooth form, diet, jaw shape, or jaw strength.
The rise in force needed to crush a bivalve at increased SD along with jaw gape and bite force limits may work in concert to lower ontogenetically the susceptibility of bivalves to predation.
Dr Mountain has received funding from the Yorkshire Enterprise Fellowship to develop a commercial version of the instrument to measure children's bite forces.
Even a large African lion, with a bite force of 560g, can't compare with the shark's massive mouth.
Of course it is necessary to mention that the force used to fracture teeth in this study was much more than the maximum bite force in children.
A great white can use and lose more than 1,000 teeth in its lifetime and have a bite force of up to 1.
Washington, March 15 ( ANI ): Crocodiles can kill with the strongest bite force measured for any living animal, researchers say.
Gary Mountain, senior child health lecturer and deputy head of the University of Leeds' School of Healthcare, led the research after he collaborated with the Leeds Dental Institute to design an instrument to accurately test the bite force of young children.
In addition, due to Isomalt's low hygroscopicity, cereal rings made with Isomalt also showed a significantly improved shelf life, staying virtually unchanged after six months of storage, in contrast to sugar-based cereal rings, in which the bite force was reduced 18%.
They tended to have short snouts and high foreheads, with jaw muscles attached farther up on the skull for increased bite force.
is the manufacturer of The T-Scan Bite Force System.
An animal's bite force is largely determined by the size of the jaw muscles.
TEETH A great white can use and lose more than 1,000 teeth in its lifetime and have a bite force of up to 1.
Elizabeth Dumont at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Liliana Davalos of Stony Brook University and colleagues compiled large amounts of data on the diet, bite force and skull shape in a family of New World bats, and took advantage of new statistical techniques to date and document changes in the rate of evolution of these traits and the number of species over time.