Dictionary.com

cuspid

[ kuhs-pid ]
/ ˈkʌs pɪd /
Save This Word!

noun
(in humans) a tooth with a single projection point or elevation; canine.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON OPPOSITES OF RED BEFORE YOU TURN SCARLET
We have a challenge that will make you blush: do you know the many words and ways to describe the opposite of red?
Question 1 of 7
Which of the following colors is used to symbolize AIR?

Origin of cuspid

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cuspid

mul·ti·cus·pid, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

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

cuspid
/ (ˈkʌspɪd) /

noun
a tooth having one point; canine tooth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for cuspid

cuspid
[ kŭspĭd ]

n.
canine tooth
adj.
Having one cusp; cuspidate.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK