[ kuhs-pid ]
/ ˈkʌs pɪd /
(in humans) a tooth with a single projection point or elevation; canine.
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Origin of cuspid
1735–45; <Latin cuspid- (stem of cuspis) point
OTHER WORDS FROM cuspidmul·ti·cus·pid, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for cuspid
The laterals also show three cusps, while the cuspid has two very distinct.
This grading of form is not observed in passing from the cuspid to the bicuspid in man.
Eight of these were incisors, the ninth (in the upper jaw) being a cuspid tooth.
British Dictionary definitions for cuspid
/ (ˈkʌspɪd) /
a tooth having one point; canine tooth
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Medical definitions for cuspid
[ kŭs′pĭd ]
Having one cusp; cuspidate.
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