[ kuhs-pid ]
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  1. (in humans) a tooth with a single projection point or elevation; canine.

Origin of cuspid

1735–45; <Latin cuspid- (stem of cuspis) point

Other words from cuspid

  • mul·ti·cus·pid, noun

Words Nearby cuspid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cuspid in a sentence

  • 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


/ (ˈkʌspɪd) /

  1. a tooth having one point; canine tooth

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