tricuspid

adjective
tri·cus·pid | \(ˌ)trī-ˈkə-spəd \

Definition of tricuspid 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : having three cusps a tricuspid molar

2 : of, relating to, or involving the tricuspid valve of the heart tricuspid regurgitation

tricuspid

noun

Definition of tricuspid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a tricuspid anatomical structure having three projections: such as

a : a tooth having three cusps

b : tricuspid valve

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In addition to the aortic valve, there are three others: the mitral, the tricuspid and the pulmonary. Marlene Cimons, Washington Post, "Latest heart valve treatment allows more patients to avoid open-heart surgery," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of tricuspid

Adjective

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tricuspid

Adjective

Latin tricuspid-, tricuspis, from tri- + cuspid-, cuspis point

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tricuspid

adjective
tri·cus·pid | \(ˈ)trī-ˈkəs-pəd \

Medical Definition of tricuspid 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : having three cusps tricuspid molars

2 : of, relating to, or involving the tricuspid valve of the heart tricuspid disease

tricuspid

noun

Medical Definition of tricuspid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a tricuspid anatomical structure especially : a tooth having three cusps

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