His tusks are his incisors, and they have developed as have almost no other teeth in the mammals.
After the incisors, the premolars show the greatest number of anomalies.
“The only offensive thing I have is a pair of incisors,” said the water-rat.
There are twenty teeth; in each jaw there are eight molars and two incisors.
The incisors are orthodont; the rostrum is short and the braincase is wide.
The incisors indicate the age, but they are not usually liable to disease.
The animal had found the ball, seized it between the incisors, and extracted it.
The incisors are generally 2/2, and the molars, except in the Hapalidae, are 3/3.
In this group the incisors do not exceed 3/3, and are usually 3/1, occasionally 1/1.
There are indications of a vestigial second pair of incisors.