Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 11 On The Teeth, Which are also counted as bones

The Canines

Next, a single canine (no. 3) is set on each side, broad at the base next to the gums but sharp at the end, away from the gums, so that if something is not first cut by the incisors because of its hardness, these will break it up. This name is given them because they correspond to the protruding teeth of dogs (in which these teeth are conspicuous).



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 11 On The Teeth, Which are also counted as bones