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tricuspidate

[trahy-kuhs-pi-deyt]
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adjective Anatomy.
  1. having three cusps or flaps.

Origin of tricuspidate

First recorded in 1745–55; tricuspid + -ate1
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Examples from the Web for tricuspidate

Historical Examples

  • Tricuspidate: ending in three points: with three cusps or teeth.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • The lower premolar is tricuspidate and the first and second molars are quadritubercular with a broad cingulum.

  • The last molar is tricuspidate in the upper jaw; that of the lower jaw has five cusps.


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