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bicuspid

adjective bi·cus·pid \ (ˌ)bī-ˈkəs-pəd \

Definition of bicuspid

: having or ending in two points
  • bicuspid teeth
  • an abnormal bicuspid aortic valve

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Origin and Etymology of bicuspid

New Latin bicuspid-, bicuspis, from bi- + Latin cuspid-, cuspis point


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bicuspid

noun

Definition of bicuspid

: a human premolar tooth — see tooth illustration

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First Known Use of bicuspid

1816


BICUSPID Defined for Kids

bicuspid

noun bi·cus·pid \ bī-ˈkə-spəd \

Definition of bicuspid for Students

: either of the two teeth with double points on each side of each jaw of a person

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bicuspid

adjective bi·cus·pid \ (ˈ)bī-ˈkəs-pəd \

medical Definition of bicuspid

: having or ending in two points
  • bicuspid teeth

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bicuspid

noun

medical Definition of bicuspid

: either of the two double-pointed teeth that in humans are situated between the canines and the molars on each side of each jaw : premolar 1

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