cuspidate

adjective cus·pi·date \ ˈkə-spə-ˌdāt \

Definition of cuspidate

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

Origin and Etymology of cuspidate

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


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cuspidate

adjective cus·pi·date \ ˈkəs-pə-ˌdāt \

medical Definition of cuspidate

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

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