cusp

[ kuhsp ]
/ kʌsp /

noun

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Origin of cusp

First recorded in 1575–85, cusp is from the Latin word cuspis a point

OTHER WORDS FROM cusp

cuspal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cusp

cusp
/ (kʌsp) /

noun

Word Origin for cusp

C16: from Latin cuspis point, pointed end
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Medical definitions for cusp

cusp
[ kŭsp ]

n.

A pointed or rounded projection on the chewing surface of a tooth.
A triangular fold or flap of a heart valve.
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