A tooth that is typically long and pointed and bearing a single cusp. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]
Synonyms: cuspis dentis canine tooth
- UMLS:C0010482 (ncithesaurus:Canine_Tooth)
Most species that develop them normally have four per individual, two in the upper jaw and two in the lower, separated within each jaw by its incisors; humans and dogs are examples. In most animals, canines are the anterior-most teeth in the maxillary bone. The four canines in humans are the two maxillary canines and the two mandibular canines.