cuspid

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

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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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First Known Use of cuspid

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cuspid

bicuspid

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“Cuspid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuspid. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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cuspid

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

Kids Definition of cuspid

cuspid

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

Medical Definition of cuspid

: a canine tooth

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