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noun as in tooth

noun as in tooth

noun as in tusk

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In humans, abnormalities in this gene and several of its close neighbors collectively cause a syndrome that’s lethal to males and can prevent the maxillary lateral incisors, which correspond roughly to elephant tusks, from growing in females.

In humans, the disruption of one of those genes can cause tooth brittleness and the absence of a pair of upper incisors that are the “anatomical equivalent of tusks,” Campbell-Staton says.

The tools, shaped like giant incisors, are almost identical to celts that would have traditionally been made from stone—but the iron versions would have been ground into shape by hand, without the help of a forge.

Horses have snipping incisors at the front to tear up grass, and huge grinding molars at the back.

He had only one tooth, and he ate by using his thumb as a second incisor.

One source told Orth that Cruise brought in his hairstylist for Boniadi and wanted her incisor teeth filed down.

In young females the width of the braincase is more than the distance between the alveoli of the incisor and first molar.

The incisor teeth are remarkably curved in their long axes, with a convexity in front.

I see four sharp incisor teeth, father—two upper, and two under, as a squirrel has.

The single median sulcus on the anterior face of each incisor is typical of the genus Cratogeomys.

The incisor of memorial brasses, again, more especially in continental examples, shows a fondness for the same principle.

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On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to incisor, such as: bicuspid, canine, cuspid, denticle, eyetooth, and fang.

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