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Meaning of "carnassial" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CARNASSIAL

From French carnassier meat-eating, from Provençal, from carnasso abundance of meat, from carn meat, flesh, from Latin carō.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CARNASSIAL

carnassial  [kɑːˈnæsɪəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CARNASSIAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Carnassial can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CARNASSIAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

carnassial

Carnassial

Carnassials are large teeth found in many carnivorous mammals, used for shearing flesh and bone in a scissor- or shear-like way. In the Carnivora, the carnassials are the modified fourth upper premolar and the first lower molar. These teeth are also referred to as sectorial teeth.

Definition of carnassial in the English dictionary

The definition of carnassial in the dictionary is of, relating to, or designating the last upper premolar and first lower molar teeth of carnivores, which have sharp edges for tearing flesh. Other definition of carnassial is a carnassial tooth.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CARNASSIAL


abaxial
æbˈæksɪəl
adaxial
ædˈæksɪəl
asphyxial
æsˈfɪksɪəl
axial
ˈæksɪəl
biaxial
baɪˈæksɪəl
coaxial
kəʊˈæksɪəl
epitaxial
ˌɛpɪˈtæksɪəl
glacial
ˈɡleɪsɪəl
interglacial
ˌɪntəˈɡleɪsɪəl
multiaxial
ˌmʌltɪˈæksɪəl
paraxial
pæˈræksɪəl
polyaxial
ˌpɒlɪˈæksɪəl
postaxial
pəʊstˈæksɪəl
postglacial
pəʊstˈɡleɪsɪəl
preglacial
priːˈɡleɪsɪəl
rickettsial
rɪˈketsɪəl
subglacial
sʌbˈɡleɪsɪəl
triaxial
traɪˈæksɪəl
uncial
ˈʌnsɪəl
uniaxial
ˌjuːnɪˈæksɪəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CARNASSIAL

carnage
carnal
carnal knowledge
carnalise
carnalism
carnalist
carnality
carnallite
carnally
Carnap
carnaptious
carnaroli
Carnarvon
Carnatic
carnation
carnationed
carnauba
carnauba wax

WORDS THAT END LIKE CARNASSIAL

ambrosial
apophysial
controversial
diapophysial
ecclesial
epiphysial
gymnasial
hypophysial
hysteresial
loessial
magnesial
mesial
monochasial
noncontroversial
parapophysial
sial
symposial
trophesial
uncontroversial
zygapophysial

Synonyms and antonyms of carnassial in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «carnassial» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CARNASSIAL

Find out the translation of carnassial to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of carnassial from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «carnassial» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

carnassial
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

carnasial
570 millions of speakers

English

carnassial
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

carnassial
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

carnassial
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

carnassial
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

carnassial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

carnassial
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

carnassière
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Karnasial
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Reißzahn
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

carnassial
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

carnassial
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Carnassial
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

carnassial
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தசையைக் கிழிக்க உதவுகிற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॅनानाशियल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

köpek dişi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

carnassial
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

carnassial
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

carnassial
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

carnassial
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

carnassial
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

carnassial
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

carnassial
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

carnassial
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of carnassial

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CARNASSIAL»

The term «carnassial» is used very little and occupies the 158.831 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CARNASSIAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about carnassial

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CARNASSIAL»

Discover the use of carnassial in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to carnassial and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology
Species that do not hunt from concealment, such as (B) the gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), usually have pelage without stripes or spots. first lower molar (m1) as carnassial (shearing, or cutting) teeth. Carnassials are especially well ...
‎2007
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The Carnivores
It is characteristic of Carnivora that the carnassial teeth, the last premolar in the upper jaw (P4) and the first molar in the lower (MJ, are specially adapted to cutting through flesh with a scissor-like action and the dog, chewing sideways at a ...
R. F. Ewer, 1998
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Functional Morphology in Vertebrate Paleontology
Right lateral view of skull and mandible of Hoplophoneus (after Scott & Jepsen 1936) illustrating input and output levers and muscle resultants for carnassial occlusion due to jaw rotation through contraction of the temporalis (see text for ...
Jeff Thomason, 1997
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Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy: Biological, ...
1 also indicate the length of the upper carnassial, measured along its outer edge. The lower carnassial tooth (Plate I., fig. 1) forms a particularly suitable object for discriminating the various species of cats from one another ; and as the lower ...
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Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Science
The distances from the anterior edge of the socket which contained the canine tooth to the posterior edge of the carnassial tooth-socket were, likewise, measured ; also from the latter to the anterior edge of the first premolar socket, so as to he ...
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The Hunters Or the Hunted?: An Introduction to African Cave ...
A low coronoid results in a less favorable mechanical advantage and a weaker bite. Having killed its prey, the cat uses its bladelike carnassial teeth, P4 above and M, below, in a scissor action to slice the meat. Finally, manageable bones may ...
American Bar Foundation, Samuel J. Brakel, Ronald S. Rock, 1971
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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
The chief vertical indent on the outer side of the crown of the Thylacolean upper carnassial is near the posterior third (Plate XI. figs. 1, 3, 0), and answers to the deeper vertical notch in Maclzairodus (ib. fig. 15, 0) and Felz's which defines the  ...
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Structure, Function and Evolution of Teeth
Neither skull lengths nor carnassial lengths demonstrate the same phenomenon. Canids display less specialized killing behavior than do felids and mustelids. They are generally more omnivorous, and they do not possess morphological ...
Patricia Smith, Eitan Tchernov, 1992
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General and Professional Biology: With Special Reference to Man
CARNIVORA. They are distinguished from the Oeodonts, from the point of view of dentition, by the differentiation in the two jaws, of a carnassial, or tooth of slicing action, made apparent by its greater development than that of the other molars.
Edward John von Komorowski Menge, 1922
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Evolution of the Borhyaenidae, Extinct South American ...
In most carnivorous marsupials (Marsupicarnivora) carnassial modification of the upper molars is accomplished by relative lengthening of the posterior edge of the crowns, emphasis of the posterior crest of the metacone and reduction of the ...
Larry G. Marshall, 1978

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CARNASSIAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term carnassial is used in the context of the following news items.
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Dagger-like canines of saber-toothed cats took years to grow
The adult carnassial/shearing tooth (inside, right) can also be seen …more. New research shows that the fearsome teeth of the saber-toothed ... «Phys.Org, Jul 15»
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Dog Family: Facts About Canines & Their Cousins
Dogs also have well-developed carnassial molars, according to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. These teeth are used to crush ... «Live Science, Apr 15»
3
El Lobo's Uncertain Future
Its femurs had been bitten in two, the marrow sucked out -- evidence of wolves, because in this area only they have carnassial teeth big enough ... «Huffington Post, Mar 15»
4
In the company of wild lions
... into the leg bones. Growling contentedly, they used their razor-sharp carnassial teeth to snap the shinbones and chew the rich bone marrow. «News24, Mar 15»
5
Santa Monica mountain lion and her two kittens are seen up close
Feast: P-33 digs into her prey. A park ranger has said the animal had to use her carnassial teeth to make cuts. A National Park Service Ranger, ... «Daily Mail, Mar 15»
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Debunking Egg Industry Myths
Where are our natural predator fangs or carnassial teeth for puncturing prey? Are teeth can barely chew cooked meat, don't ALL natural ... «Care2.com, Jan 15»
7
Homage to The Velvet Claw, again
Episode 1 ('The carnassial connection') starts with dinosaurs (I'll forgive the series for implying that Deinonychus and Ornithomimus were ... «Scientific American, Feb 14»
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Boxing Day Tests: A look back at some of Australia's memorable …
They hadn't yet lost their carnassial teeth and sharp claws of a lion to shudder the opposition with its towering giant quickies and rip-roaring ... «Cricket Country, Dec 13»
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Zambia: Land of lions, leopards and oxbow lagoons
One glimpse of those jagged carnassial teeth – designed for shearing through hide and sinew – tells you this is a pooch with attitude. «Telegraph.co.uk, Nov 13»
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Andrew Jackson: Here (big) kitty kitty
Dogs' teeth can leave behind similar markings, so Dr Hemmings also examined the bones to look for markings made by the carnassial teeth ... «Huddersfield Examiner, Nov 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Carnassial [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/carnassial>. Sep 2019 ».
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