cuspid

noun
cus·pid | \ ˈkə-spəd \

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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, "Paul 'Bear' Bryant now has an ancient shark species named after him," 8 Jan. 2018 The Bryant shark's teeth narrower than megalodon and smaller protrusions called cuspids on either side. Dennis Pillion, AL.com, "Paul 'Bear' Bryant now has an ancient shark species named after him," 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

noun
cus·pid | \ ˈkəs-pəd \

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cuspid

noun
cus·pid | \ ˈkəs-pəd \

Medical Definition of cuspid 

: a canine tooth

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