whats the difference between a canine and a fang?
- Bulldog reduxLv 77 months agoFavorite Answer
All fangs are canines, but not all canines are fangs.
- Anonymous7 months ago
Fangs are long and sharp teeth. A canine is one of the types of teeth inside the jaws of a mammal. The other types are incisors, molars and premolars. A canine can be short and not fang-like as they are in humans due to evolutionary change. Or canines can be long and sharp and fang-like, as in apes, monkeys, and carnivores like dogs, cats, bears, seals and weasels. Fangs are also found in snakes and other animals, even though they do not have canine teeth. .
- Elaine MLv 77 months ago
Depends on who's using the word. Canine is the scientific name for the tooth, 'fang' is the common man's name for it.
- geezerLv 77 months ago
A Fang is a Canine tooth.
It's in the same position in the mouth as a normal canine .. it's just longer and sometimes curved.
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- oikoσLv 77 months ago
In referring to teeth, a canine is in a specific position in the mouth, between the incisors and premolars. A fang is a tooth abruptly longer than the other teeth. Usually, it is a canine tooth as well. Humans have canines but do not have fangs.
- LônLv 77 months ago
Nothing..a fang is the colloquial term for a canine tooth.
- MarkLv 77 months ago
A fang is longer and slightly curved.