/kus"pid/, n.
(in humans) a tooth with a single projection point or elevation; canine.
[1735-45; < L cuspid- (s. of cuspis) point]

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  • Cuspid — Cus pid (k[u^]s p[i^]d), n. [See {Cusp}.] (Anat.) One of the canine teeth; so called from having but one point or cusp on the crown. See {Tooth}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cuspid — (n.) 1743, from L. cuspis (gen. cuspidus) point, pointed end (see CUSP (Cf. cusp)). Of teeth, from 1878. Related: Cuspidate (adj.), attested from 1690s …   Etymology dictionary

  • cuspid — [kus′pid] n. [L cuspis: see CUSP] a tooth with one cusp; canine tooth adj. CUSPIDATE …   English World dictionary

  • cuspid — cus•pid [[t]ˈkʌs pɪd[/t]] n. den any of the four canine teeth in humans. Also called cuspid tooth • Etymology: 1735–45; < L cuspid , s. of cuspis point …   From formal English to slang

  • cuspid — noun a tooth with a single cusp or point; a canine tooth. Derivatives cuspidate adjective Origin C18: from L. cuspis, cuspid point or apex …   English new terms dictionary

  • cuspid — /ˈkʌspəd / (say kuspuhd) noun a tooth with a single projection point or elevation; a canine tooth (cuspid is preferred for a human canine tooth). {Latin cuspis point} …  

  • cuspid — noun Etymology: bicuspid Date: 1841 canine 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cuspid — noun A tooth with a single cusp; a canine. Syn: canine tooth, eyetooth, dogtooth …   Wiktionary

  • cuspid — 1. Having but one cusp. SYN: cuspidate. 2. SYN: canine tooth. [L. cuspis, point] * * * cus·pid kəs pəd n a canine tooth * * * cus·pid (kusґpid) 1. having one cusp or point. 2. canine tooth …   Medical dictionary

  • cuspid — Synonyms and related words: baby tooth, bicuspid, bucktooth, canine, crown, cutter, deciduous tooth, dent, denticle, denticulation, dentil, dentition, dogtooth, eyetooth, fang, fore tooth, gagtooth, gang tooth, gold tooth, grinder, incisor, milk… …   Moby Thesaurus

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