laniary

[ ley-nee-er-ee, lan-ee- ]
/ ˈleɪ niˌɛr i, ˈlæn i- /

adjective

(of teeth) adapted for tearing.

noun

a laniary tooth; a canine of daggerlike shape.

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Origin of laniary

1820–30; < Latin laniārius of a butcher, equivalent to lani(us) butcher + -ārius -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for laniary

laniary
/ (ˈlænɪərɪ) /

adjective

(esp of canine teeth) adapted for tearing

noun plural -aries

a tooth adapted for tearing

Word Origin for laniary

C19: from Latin lanius butcher, from laniāre to tear
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