cuspid

noun

cus·​pid ˈkə-spəd How to pronounce cuspid (audio)

Examples of cuspid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ebersole said over the ensuing 40 million years, the otodontids developed serrated edges on their teeth, lost the cuspids and grew much larger in size. Dennis Pillion, AL.com, 8 Jan. 2018 The Bryant shark's teeth narrower than megalodon and smaller protrusions called cuspids on either side. Dennis Pillion, AL.com, 8 Jan. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

bicuspid

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cuspid was in 1841

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“Cuspid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuspid. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

cuspid

noun
cus·​pid ˈkəs-pəd How to pronounce cuspid (audio)

Medical Definition

cuspid

noun
cus·​pid ˈkəs-pəd How to pronounce cuspid (audio)
: a canine tooth

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