Canine tooth - Definition
Canine tooth refers one of the four long, pointed tooth in the human body, two in each jaw, that are comparatively longer than other teeth.
These are also referred to as:
In Latin, these are known as "Dens caninus" and in French - as "Dents canines".
Canine tooth - Appearance
The shape of these teeth resemble those of canines, or dogs, and hence they have got this unique name. Each of these tooth have a single root and a pointed crown.
Canine tooth - Location
These can be found to be situated between the incisors and the premolars.
Canine tooth - Function
There are two lower and two upper canine teeth. The sole function of these teeth is to bite and tear food.
Canine tooth - Pictures
The images below let you have a view of these teeth.
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