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  • n. Plural form of carnassial.


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  • And it cannot be a battle of teeth, because humans have tiny, ineffectual, cute, little round baby-teeth, and hyenas have four-inch incisors and carnassials that can grind bone to powder.

    The OLM Blog

  • Their jaws were deeper than usual and were filled with very large carnassials, the large meat-shearing teeth that characterise dogs, cats and other carnivores (the group, not meat-eaters in general).

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Their teeth were also larger than gray wolves ', and their upper carnassials were bladelike for slicing meat off bone.

    The Acorn


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