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Profile view of the skull of a tiger, Panthera tigris spp., showing the long, sword-shaped canine teeth on the upper & lower jaws, together with the smaller, front incisor teeth and larger molars (chewing teeth at back of mouth). The front teeth are used to catch & kill prey, meat being removed from a carcass in a tearing action.
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