having a cusp or cusps.
furnished with or ending in a sharp and stiff point or cusp: cuspidate leaves; a cuspidate tooth.
- Also cus·pi·dat·ed [kuhs-pi-dey-tid] /ˈkʌs pɪˌdeɪ tɪd/ .
- mul·ti·cus·pi·date, adjective
- mul·ti·cus·pi·dat·ed, adjective
- non·cus·pi·date, adjective
- non·cus·pi·dat·ed, adjective
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How to use cuspidate in a sentence
Polar spines three-sided prismatic, cuspidate, about as long as the axis of the shell.
The second glume is broadly ovate acute, rather cuspidate, usually 5-nerved (rarely 7-nerved).A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses | Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
Basal breadth of all six the same (three times as large as one pore); form, three-sided prismatic, with cuspidate distal end.
cuspidate: prickly pointed; ending in a sharp point; with an acuminated point ending in a bristle.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology | John. B. Smith
It is therefore significant that these earlier teeth should be more cuspidate than the later teeth.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia | Frank Evers Beddard
British Dictionary definitions for cuspidate
having a cusp or cusps
(esp of leaves) narrowing to a point
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