cuspid

[kuhs-pid]
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Origin of cuspid

1735–45; < Latin cuspid- (stem of cuspis) point
Related formsmul·ti·cus·pid, noun
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Examples from the Web for cuspid

Historical Examples of cuspid

  • Eight of these were incisors, the ninth (in the upper jaw) being a cuspid tooth.

    Degeneracy

    Eugene S. Talbot

  • The laterals also show three cusps, while the cuspid has two very distinct.

    Degeneracy

    Eugene S. Talbot

  • This grading of form is not observed in passing from the cuspid to the bicuspid in man.

    Degeneracy

    Eugene S. Talbot


British Dictionary definitions for cuspid

cuspid

noun
  1. a tooth having one point; canine tooth
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Word Origin and History for cuspid
n.

1743, from Latin cuspis (genitive cuspidus) "point, pointed end" (see cusp). Of teeth, from 1878. Related: Cuspidate (adj.), attested from 1690s.

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cuspid in Medicine

cuspid

[kŭspĭd]
n.
  1. canine tooth
adj.
  1. Having one cusp; cuspidate.
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