tricuspid

adjective
tri·​cus·​pid | \ (ˌ)trī-ˈkə-spəd How to pronounce tricuspid (audio) \

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

Examples of tricuspid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective From pre-op to last day, the size of Asjia’s heart decreased drastically, her pressure levels went back to normal, the mitral and tricuspid valves were functioning properly and there was no more valve leakage, said her surgeon Dr. Hani Najim. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, 8 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In addition to the aortic valve, there are three others: the mitral, the tricuspid and the pulmonary. Marlene Cimons, Washington Post, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tricuspid. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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tricuspid

adjective
tri·​cus·​pid | \ (ˈ)trī-ˈkəs-pəd How to pronounce tricuspid (audio) \

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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