incisor

[ in-sahy-zer ]
/ ɪnˈsaɪ zər /

noun Dentistry.

any of the four anterior teeth in each jaw, used for cutting and gnawing.

Origin of incisor

1665–75; < New Latin: literally, cutter, equivalent to Latin incīd(ere) to incise + -tor -tor, with -dt- > -s-
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British Dictionary definitions for incisor

incisor

/ (ɪnˈsaɪzə) /

noun

a chisel-edged tooth at the front of the mouth. In man there are four in each jaw
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Medicine definitions for incisor

incisor

[ ĭn-sīzər ]

n.

Any of the four teeth adapted for cutting or gnawing, having a chisel-shaped crown and a single conical root and located in the front part of both jaws in both deciduous and permanent dentitions.
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Science definitions for incisor

incisor

[ ĭn-sīzər ]

A sharp-edged tooth in mammals that is adapted for cutting or gnawing. The incisors are located in the front of the mouth between the canine teeth.
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