incisal

adjective

in·​ci·​sal in-ˈsī-zəl How to pronounce incisal (audio)
-səl
: relating to, involving, or being the cutting edge or surface of a tooth (such as an incisor)

Examples of incisal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sixty mandibular incisor teeth were fractured on the incisal one-third and were divided into five groups of 12 each to be stored in normal saline, water, milk, saliva and dry environments for 24 hours. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 2 Dec. 2013

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of incisal was in 1903

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“Incisal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incisal. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

incisal

adjective
in·​ci·​sal in-ˈsī-zəl How to pronounce incisal (audio)
: relating to, being, or involving the cutting edge or surface of a tooth (as an incisor)
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