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or cus·pi·dat·ed

[kuhs-pi-deyt or kuhs-pi-dey-tid]
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  1. having a cusp or cusps.
  2. furnished with or ending in a sharp and stiff point or cusp: cuspidate leaves; a cuspidate tooth.
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Origin of cuspidate

1685–95; < New Latin cuspidātus, equivalent to Latin cuspid- (see cuspid) + -ātus -ate1
Related formsmul·ti·cus·pi·date, adjectivemul·ti·cus·pi·dat·ed, adjectivenon·cus·pi·date, adjectivenon·cus·pi·dat·ed, adjective
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cuspidated or cuspidal (ˈkʌspɪdəl)

  1. having a cusp or cusps
  2. (esp of leaves) narrowing to a point
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin cuspidāre to make pointed, from cuspis a point
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