Definition of incisor
: 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
Recent Examples of incisor from the Web
Like T. rex, Razana also had some chisel-like incisor teeth in the front that could be used to scrape meat from bones.
At a music awards ceremony in Los Angeles in 2004, rapper and record producer Lil Jon bares his teeth, central incisors wrapped in a diamond and platinum grill reportedly worth $50,000.
The skull is massive and broad overall and the incisor count is reduced to two uppers and one lower per side.
Ivory comes from the elephant tusk, an incisor tooth that can grow to more than 10 feet.
So begins this delightful installment of Secret Talent Theater, which finds Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue cover star (and Fifty Shades Darker lead) Johnson showing off how versatile the space between her incisors really is.
So scarily does the Keaton smile flash on and off, with a sudden baring of incisors, that his entire career seems to have prepared him to play a man named Kroc.
While these incisors make for formidable weapons against those who get too close, capybara are a favorite meal for caimans, jaguars, and anacondas.
The incisor teeth linked it more closely to diprotodonts, a group of herbivorous marsupials including giant wombat like creatures and living kangaroos (among many others), so somehow a carnivorous mammal had been derived from herbivorous ancestors.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'incisor'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of incisor
INCISOR Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of incisor for Students
: a tooth (as any of the four front teeth of the human upper or lower jaw) for cutting
Medical Definition of incisor
: 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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up incisor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).