carnassial


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Related to carnassial: Morphometrics, selenodont, carnassial tooth abscess, bunodont teeth
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(of a tooth) adapted for shearing flesh

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Despite a tiger's reputedly more tractable personality, I am not about to put my head in its mouth and count its teeth: 3/3 Incisors; 1/1 canines; 3/2 premolar carnassials and; 1/1 carnassial molars (Webb & Elgood 1977: 103).
The gap between the canines and the carnassial teeth allows the canines to penetrate flesh.
When catlike predators called felids arrive on their idyllic island, lead by a vicious hunter named Carnassial, Dusk must guide his companions to safety in a new environment.