- Anatomy. a tricuspid part, as a tooth.
Origin of tricuspid
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There is no kardiae insufficiency, I think, neither mitral nor tricuspid.Hard Cash
The tricuspid valve at once closes, and blocks the way backward.
There are but three pairs of incisor teeth in each jaw, and the upper molars are tricuspid.
The left-side valve is the mitral valve, that between the right auricle and ventricle the tricuspid valve.How it Works
Gradually enlarge the opening until the chordæ tendineæ and the flaps of the tricuspid valve are seen.
- having three points, cusps, or segmentsa tricuspid tooth; a tricuspid valve
- of or relating to such a tooth or valve
- a tooth having three cusps
Word Origin and History for tricuspid
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An organ or a part, especially a tooth, having three cusps.
- Having three points, prongs, or cusps.
- Of or relating to the tricuspid valve.
- Having three points or cusps.
- A tooth having three points or cusps, especially a molar.
- See tricuspid valve.
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