bicuspid

[bahy-kuhs-pid]
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Origin of bicuspid

First recorded in 1830–40; bi-1 + cuspid
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bicuspid

bicuspidate (baɪˈkʌspɪˌdeɪt)

adjective
  1. having or terminating in two cusps or points
noun
  1. a bicuspid tooth; premolar
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Word Origin and History for bicuspid
adj.

1826, "having two parts," from bi- + Latin cuspidem "cusp, point." As a noun, short for bicuspid molar, attested from 1837.

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bicuspid in Medicine

bicuspid

[bī-kŭspĭd]
adj.
  1. Having two points or cusps.
n.
  1. premolar
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bicuspid in Science

bicuspid

[bī-kŭspĭd]
Adjective
  1. Having two points or cusps.
Noun
  1. A bicuspid tooth, especially a premolar.
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