- (in humans) a tooth with a single projection point or elevation; canine.
Origin of cuspid
1735–45; < Latin cuspid- (stem of cuspis) point
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- a tooth having one point; canine tooth
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Word Origin and History for multicuspid
1743, from Latin cuspis (genitive cuspidus) "point, pointed end" (see cusp). Of teeth, from 1878. Related: Cuspidate (adj.), attested from 1690s.
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- A molar tooth with three or more cusps or projections on the crown.
- canine tooth
- Having one cusp; cuspidate.
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