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Tusk

tusk

(Science: zoology) same as torsk.

1. (Science: zoology) One of the elongated incisor or canine teeth of the wild boar, elephant, etc.; hence, any long, protruding tooth.

2. (Science: zoology) A toothshell, or dentalium; called also tusk-shell.

3. A projecting member like a tenon, and serving the same or a similar purpose, but composed of several steps, or offsets. Thus, in the illustration, a is the tusk, and each of the several parts, or offsets, is called a tooth.

Origin: OE. Tusk, the same word as tusch, AS. Tusc. See Tush a tooth.


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Small Mammal's Lower Jaw? Very unique- trying to identify

... we lived. This thing would come in and eat the left overs in the bin, it was a skinny sad looking specimen and when he retrieved the carcase it's tusks had grown around back through the jawbone twice! yes, amazing, the poor thing must of been in agony as when the skull was processed it had huge ...

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PROTOREACTION OF PROTOPLASM

... the elephant was a column. Another expert, upon touching carefully the animal’s tail, stated that the elephant was a rope. The expert who got the tusk was absolutely sure that the elephant resembled a ploughshare. Clearly, the experts failed to agree and continued to dispute all their lives, since ...

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by Vladimir Matveev
Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:59 am
 
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Moluscus and Arthropods

... diplopoda-millipede class insecta - insects Phylum mollusca include... class monoplacophora class polyplacophora - chitons class scaphopoda - tusk or tooth shells class gastropoda - snails class bivalvia - clams, muscles, oysters class cephalopoda - squid, nautilus, octopus hope that helps

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