incisor

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noun in·ci·sor \in-ˈsī-zər\

Definition of incisor

  1. :  a front tooth typically adapted for cutting; especially :  one of the cutting teeth in mammals located between the canines when canines are present — see tooth illustration

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First Known Use of incisor

1666


INCISOR Defined for English Language Learners

incisor

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Definition of incisor for English Language Learners

  • : a tooth that has a sharp edge for biting : one of the four front teeth of the upper or lower jaw


INCISOR Defined for Kids

incisor

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noun in·ci·sor \in-ˈsī-zər\

Definition of incisor for Students

  1. :  a tooth (as any of the four front teeth of the human upper or lower jaw) for cutting


Medical Dictionary

incisor

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noun in·ci·sor \in-ˈsī-zər\

Medical Definition of incisor

  1. :  a front tooth adapted for cutting; especially :  any of the eight cutting human teeth that are located between the canines with four in the lower and four in the upper jaw

Illustration of incisor



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