cuspidate

adjective
cus·​pi·​date | \ ˈkə-spə-ˌdāt How to pronounce cuspidate (audio) \

Definition of cuspidate

: having a cusp : terminating in a point a cuspidate leaf cuspidate molars

First Known Use of cuspidate

1692, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cuspidate

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

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“Cuspidate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuspidate. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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cuspidate

adjective
cus·​pi·​date | \ ˈkəs-pə-ˌdāt How to pronounce cuspidate (audio) \

Medical Definition of cuspidate

: having a cusp : terminating in a point cuspidate molars

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