incisor

noun
in·​ci·​sor | \ in-ˈsī-zər How to pronounce incisor (audio) \

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

Examples of incisor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In McCrory's case, Souviron said McCrory lacked an incisor on the upper left side of his jaw. CBS News, 14 Mar. 2022 In McCrory’s case, Souviron said McCrory lacked an incisor on the upper left side of his jaw. al, 8 Mar. 2022 The cross-section of an exfoliated incisor baby tooth mounted to a holder for analysis at Dr. Erin Dunn’s office. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Mar. 2022 The Tyrannosaurus rex was identified in the upper and possibly middle layer of sediment, with more robust femurs and only one incisor tooth. Julia Musto, Fox News, 5 Mar. 2022 The team also noticed those with thin femurs also had one incisor tooth. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 3 Mar. 2022 Tyrannosaurus imperator relates to specimens found at the lower and middle layers of sediment, with more robust femurs and usually two incisor teeth. Julia Musto, Fox News, 5 Mar. 2022 The results showed the Tyrannosauruses with more robust femurs and two incisor teeth were only found in deeper layers, while different variations were found in newer sediment. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 3 Mar. 2022 Like all rodents, woodchucks have enlarged upper and lower incisor teeth in the front of their mouths. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of incisor

1666, in the meaning defined above

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“Incisor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incisor. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for incisor

incisor

noun
in·​ci·​sor | \ in-ˈsī-zər How to pronounce incisor (audio) \

Kids Definition of incisor

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

incisor

noun
in·​ci·​sor | \ in-ˈsī-zər How to pronounce incisor (audio) \

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

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