canine: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kā'nīn), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or like a dog; pertaining to or characteristic of dogs: canine loyalty.
  2. of or pertaining to the four pointed teeth, esp. prominent in dogs, situated one on each side of each jaw, next to the incisors.
  1. a canid.
  2. a dog.
  3. a canine tooth; cuspid. See illus. under
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