a.,n. canine (tooth).
   ♦ laniariform, a.

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  • Laniary — La ni*a*ry, n. [L. {Laniary}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. The shambles; a place of slaughter. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) A laniary, or canine, tooth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laniary — La ni*a*ry, a. [L. laniarius, fr. lanius butcher, laniare to tear in pieces: cf. F. laniaire.] (Anat.) Lacerating or tearing; as, the laniary canine teeth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laniary — [lā′nē er΄ē, lan′ēer΄ē] adj. [L laniarius, of a butcher < lanius, a butcher, of Etr orig.] adapted for tearing; canine: said of teeth …   English World dictionary

  • laniary — /lay nee er ee, lan ee /, adj. 1. (of teeth) adapted for tearing. n. 2. a laniary tooth; a canine of daggerlike shape. [1820 30; < L laniarius of a butcher, equiv. to lani(us) butcher + arius ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • laniary — /ˈlænjəri/ (say lanyuhree) adjective 1. (of teeth) adapted for tearing. –noun 2. a laniary or canine tooth. {Latin laniārius of a butcher, from lanius butcher} …  

  • laniary — adj. & n. adj. (of a tooth) adapted for tearing; canine. n. (pl. ies) a laniary tooth. Etymology: L laniarius f. lanius butcher f. laniare to tear …   Useful english dictionary

  • laniary — Adapted for tearing; in anatomy, sometimes applied to canine teeth, as l. teeth. [L. lanio, to tear to pieces] * * * lan·i·ary (lanґe ar″e) [L. laniare to tear to pieces] suitable for lacerating, or tearing to pieces; said of canine teeth …   Medical dictionary

  • laniary — adj. meant for tearing (of an animal s tooth) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laniary — lani·ary …   English syllables

  • Laniariform — La ni*ar i*form, a. [Laniary + form.] (Anat.) Shaped like a laniary, or canine, tooth. Owen. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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