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Definition of: carnassial

(kär·nasē·əl) adjective
Adapted for tearing flesh; sectorial: specifically said of the last upper premolar and the first lower molar in carnivores.
noun A carnassial tooth.
[<F carnassier carnivorous <Provençal carnacier <carnaza flesh <L caro, carnis flesh]

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carnassial tooth
carnassial teeth
carnassial shear

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