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tricuspid

adjective tri·cus·pid \ (ˌ)trī-ˈkə-spəd \
|Updated on: 28 Jun 2018

Definition of tricuspid

1 : having three cusps
  • a tricuspid molar
2 : of, relating to, or involving the tricuspid valve of the heart
  • tricuspid regurgitation

Origin and Etymology of tricuspid

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


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tricuspid

noun

Definition of tricuspid

: a tricuspid anatomical structure having three projections: such as
a : a tooth having three cusps

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First Known Use of tricuspid

1856

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Medical Dictionary

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tricuspid

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

medical Definition of tricuspid

1 : having three cusps
  • tricuspid molars
2 : of, relating to, or involving the tricuspid valve of the heart
  • tricuspid disease

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tricuspid

noun

medical Definition of tricuspid

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

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