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Related to carnassial teeth: lophodont teeth, selenodont teeth
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the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal

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Because of the importance of these teeth, root canals should always be considered when the carnassial teeth are involved.
This result is not as easy to explain and a direct demonstration of the role of the carnassial teeth in killing and feeding behavior in these relatively unspecialized predators is needed.
They also have an arsenal of carnassial teeth. The scissor-like action of these modified molars severs chunks of meats and cracks through bone.
The fourth upper premolar and the first lower molar are known as the carnassial teeth. They are immensely powerful, and they overlap forcefully when a dog's mouth is closed.