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