Medical Definition of Eyetooth

  • Medical Author:
    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.

Eyetooth: An upper canine tooth which is immediately lateral to the second (lateral) incisor. So-named in the mistaken belief that this tooth was connected to a branch of the nerve that supplies the eye.

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Reviewed on 12/11/2018

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