incisor

[ in-sahy-zer ]
/ ɪnˈsaɪ zər /

noun Dentistry.

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

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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 incisors

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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Medical definitions for incisors

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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Scientific definitions for incisors

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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Cultural definitions for incisors

incisors
[ (in-seye-zuhrz) ]

The sharp teeth at the front of the mouth (four on the top and four on the bottom) that are specialized for cutting. (Compare molars.)

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