cusp

[ kuhsp ]
/ kʌsp /
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noun

Origin of cusp

First recorded in 1575–85, cusp is from the Latin word cuspis a point
Related formscusp·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cusps

cusp

/ (kʌsp) /

noun


Word Origin for cusp

C16: from Latin cuspis point, pointed end
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Medicine definitions for cusps

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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