cuspidate

adjective

cus·​pi·​date ˈkə-spə-ˌdāt How to pronounce cuspidate (audio)
: having a cusp : terminating in a point
a cuspidate leaf
cuspidate molars

Word History

Etymology

Latin cuspidatus, past participle of cuspidare to make pointed, from cuspid-, cuspis point

First Known Use

1692, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cuspidate was in 1692

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Cite this Entry

“Cuspidate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuspidate. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

cuspidate

adjective
cus·​pi·​date ˈkəs-pə-ˌdāt How to pronounce cuspidate (audio)
: having a cusp : terminating in a point
cuspidate molars
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