[kuhs-pi-deyt or kuhs-pi-dey-tid]
- having a cusp or cusps.
- furnished with or ending in a sharp and stiff point or cusp: cuspidate leaves; a cuspidate tooth.
Origin of cuspidate
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Basal breadth of all six the same (three times as large as one pore); form, three-sided prismatic, with cuspidate distal end.
Cuspidate, tipped with a sharp and rigid point; as in Fig. 140.The Elements of Botany
The serrations tend to be more nearly crenulate than cuspidate.Two New Pelycosaurs from the Lower Permian of Oklahoma
Richard C. Fox
Leaves much smaller, less oblique at the base, finely and regularly crenate, acuminate rather than cuspidate.Woodland Gleanings
Cuspidate: prickly pointed; ending in a sharp point; with an acuminated point ending in a bristle.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
cuspidated or cuspidal (ˈkʌspɪdəl)
- having a cusp or cusps
- (esp of leaves) narrowing to a point
C17: from Latin cuspidāre to make pointed, from cuspis a point
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