of or like a dog; relating to or characteristic of dogs: canine loyalty.
Anatomy, Zoology. of or relating to the four pointed teeth, especially prominent in dogs, situated one on each side of each jaw, next to the incisors.
a canid, or member of the dog family Canidae.
- ca·nin·i·ty [key-nin-i-tee], /keɪˈnɪn ɪ ti/, noun
- su·per·ca·nine, adjective, noun
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How to use canine in a sentence
To figure out the human equivalent for a dog’s age, most people just multiply by seven how long their canine has been around.
For example, Mychenberg’s dog Hercules will react to people and other canines, so they taught him to heel to her right side.
There are many to choose from, including models that can help keep an eager canine from pulling on the leash.
New research suggests the change is happening only in places where the wild canine’s populations are controlled with poison.Culling dingoes with poison may be making them bigger | Jake Buehler | August 19, 2020 | Science News
This allowed the canines to sniff a sample without touching it.Viral scents? Dogs sniff out coronavirus in human sweat | Sharon Oosthoek | August 19, 2020 | Science News For Students
Me & Dog is off to a promising start and Mary Magdalene has some canine companionship.
Marines on skis and snowboards, several with leashed canine companions at their sides.
Catcoin And so explains the birth of Catcoin, the latest creation hell-bent on knocking its canine counterpart off its perch.Dogecoin, Coinye, & Catcoin: A Dummy’s Guide to Cryptocurrencies | Charlotte Lytton | January 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Professional shows weren't his thing, but this canine will wear just about anything and pose for the camera.
Right after all the parades for record-setting grain harvests and successful launches of canine cosmonauts.
As the caravan came nearer, David was convinced that he saw before him the owner of the cache and the canine.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail | Arthur R. Thompson
The specimens from Honduras have a basal cusp on the hinder edge of the lower canine.A Synopsis of the American Bats of the Genus Pipistrellus | Walter W. Dalquest
The canine teeth are proportionally much thicker and longer than those of men.
His tail is very short, not exceeding two or three inches; his canine teeth are much thicker and longer than those of man.
He has six incisive and two canine teeth in each jaw, without reckoning the grinders.
British Dictionary definitions for canine
of or resembling a dog; doglike
of, relating to, or belonging to the Canidae, a family of mammals, including dogs, jackals, wolves, and foxes, typically having a bushy tail, erect ears, and a long muzzle: order Carnivora (carnivores)
of or relating to any of the four teeth, two in each jaw, situated between the incisors and the premolars
any animal of the family Canidae
a canine tooth
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Scientific definitions for canine
Characteristic of or resembling dogs, wolves, or related animals.
Relating to any of the four pointed teeth located behind the incisors in most mammals. In carnivores, the canine teeth are adapted for cutting and tearing meat.
A canine tooth.
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