bicuspid

[ bahy-kuhs-pid ]
/ baɪˈkʌs pɪd /

adjective

Also bi·cus·pi·date. having or terminating in two cusps or points, as certain teeth.

noun


Nearby words

  1. bicornuate,
  2. bicorporal,
  3. bicorporeal,
  4. bicultural,
  5. biculturalism,
  6. bicuspid valve,
  7. bicycle,
  8. bicycle chain,
  9. bicycle clip,
  10. bicycle kick

Origin of bicuspid

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

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British Dictionary definitions for bicuspid

bicuspid

bicuspidate (baɪˈkʌspɪˌdeɪt)

/ (baɪˈkʌspɪd) /

adjective

having or terminating in two cusps or points

noun

a bicuspid tooth; premolar
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Word Origin and History for bicuspid

bicuspid

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for bicuspid

bicuspid

[ bī-kŭspĭd ]

adj.

Having two points or cusps.

n.

premolar

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Science definitions for bicuspid

bicuspid

[ bī-kŭspĭd ]

Adjective

Having two points or cusps.

Noun

A bicuspid tooth, especially a premolar.
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