Pronunciation: (kā'nīn),[key] —adj. 1. of or like a dog; pertaining to or characteristic of dogs: canine loyalty. 2. Anat.,Zool.of or pertaining to the four pointed teeth, esp. prominent in dogs, situated one on each side of each jaw, next to the incisors.
—n. 1. a canid.
2. a dog.
3. a canine tooth; cuspid. See illus. under tooth.