Definition of Incisor

1. Noun. A tooth for cutting or gnawing; located in the front of the mouth in both jaws.

Generic synonyms: Tooth

Definition of Incisor

1. n. One of the teeth in front of the canines in either jaw; an incisive tooth. See Tooth.

2. a. Adapted for cutting; of or pertaining to the incisors; incisive; as, the incisor nerve; an incisor foramen; an incisor tooth.

Definition of Incisor

1. Noun. One of the front teeth of mammals, between the canines. ¹

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Definition of Incisor

1. a cutting tooth [n -S]

Medical Definition of Incisor

1. One of the teeth in front of the canines in either jaw; an incisive tooth. See Tooth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Incisor

incisional biopsy
incisional hernia
incisive bone
incisive canal cyst
incisive duct
incisive foramen
incisive fossa
incisive papilla
incisive suture
incisor (current term)
incisor canal
incisor crest
incisor foramen
incisor tooth
incisura acetabuli
incisura angularis
incisura anterior auris
incisura apicis cordis
incisura cardiaca
incisura cardiaca pulmonis sinistri
incisura cerebelli anterior

Literary usage of Incisor

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1. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1902)
"In this particular instance I do not think there can be any doubt that the additional incisor is the insignificant tooth on the mesial side of i1, ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"1, in which the right incisor has been removed from the jaw. Both teeth are turned somewhat toward the right, so that the right one projects from the mouth; ..."

3. Dental Anatomy by Martin Dewey (1916)
"Lingual surface of the upper right central incisor . . 39 3. Mesial surface of the upper ... Lingual sin-face of the upper right lateral incisor . . 63 15. ..."

4. Prosthetic Articulation by George Wood Clapp (1914)
"The movements of the incisor points are, as has been explained, ... It is that the triangle formed by the two condyles and the incisor point, ..."

5. The Principles and practice of dental surgery by Chapin Aaron Harris (1863)
"CENTRAL incisor WITH ONE CLASP. The usual method of applying a central incisor ... A correct idea may be formed of the manner in which a central incisor is ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1887)
"... the consolidation of the bones of the feet and a great reduction in the numbers of the incisor and premolar teeth. The embryonic history of these parts ..."

7. The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1894)
"Included in it is the greater part of an incisor. At its outlet, where its free portion has been broken away, its section is an oval, constricted in the ..."

8. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1872)
"After referring to the development of those parts of the upper maxillae which are connected with the incisor teeth, Mr. Callender proceeds to apply the ..."

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