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tricuspid

[ trahy-kuhs-pid ]
/ traɪˈkʌs pɪd /
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adjective
Also tri·cus·pi·dal. having three cusps or points, as a tooth.Compare bicuspid.
Anatomy. of, relating to, or affecting the tricuspid valve.
noun
Anatomy. a tricuspid part, as a tooth.
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Origin of tricuspid

1660–70; <Latin tricuspid- (stem of tricuspis) having three points. See tri-, cuspid
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British Dictionary definitions for tricuspid

tricuspid
/ (traɪˈkʌspɪd) anatomy /

adjective Also: tricuspidal
  1. having three points, cusps, or segmentsa tricuspid tooth; a tricuspid valve
  2. of or relating to such a tooth or valve
noun
a tooth having three cusps
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Scientific definitions for tricuspid

tricuspid
[ trī-kŭspĭd ]

Adjective
Having three points or cusps.
Noun
A tooth having three points or cusps, especially a molar.
See tricuspid valve.
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