cuspid

[ kuhs-pid ]
/ ˈkʌs pɪd /

noun

(in humans) a tooth with a single projection point or elevation; canine.

Nearby words

  1. cusp,
  2. cusp height,
  3. cuspal,
  4. cuspate,
  5. cusped,
  6. cuspidal,
  7. cuspidate,
  8. cuspidation,
  9. cuspidor,
  10. cuss

Origin of cuspid

1735–45; < Latin cuspid- (stem of cuspis) point

Related formsmul·ti·cus·pid, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for multicuspid

cuspid

/ (ˈkʌspɪd) /

noun

a tooth having one point; canine tooth
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Word Origin and History for multicuspid

cuspid

n.

1743, from Latin cuspis (genitive cuspidus) "point, pointed end" (see cusp). Of teeth, from 1878. Related: Cuspidate (adj.), attested from 1690s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for multicuspid

multicuspid

[ mŭl′tē-kŭspĭd, -tī- ]

n.

A molar tooth with three or more cusps or projections on the crown.
Related formsmul′ti•cuspi•date′ (-pĭ-dāt′) adj.


cuspid

[ kŭspĭd ]

n.

canine tooth

adj.

Having one cusp; cuspidate.

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