tusks (animal component)

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Scope note
Long pointed teeth, particularly such teeth that project beyond the mouth, as in the elephant, wild boar, and various other animals. Tusks are generally seen in living mammals, but existed in other extinct animals. Tusks are used by the animal for mating competition, display, defense, offensive fighting, digging, and occasionally for hunting.
tusks
Accepted term: 22-Jul-2024