Definition of Bicuspid

1. Noun. A tooth having two cusps or points; located between the incisors and the molars.

Exact synonyms: Premolar
Generic synonyms: Tooth

2. Adjective. Having two cusps or points (especially a molar tooth). "Bicuspid leaves"
Exact synonyms: Bicuspidate
Similar to: Angular, Angulate

Definition of Bicuspid

1. a. Having two points or prominences; ending in two points; -- said of teeth, leaves, fruit, etc.

2. n. One of the two double-pointed teeth which intervene between the canines (cuspids) and the molars, on each side of each jaw. See Tooth, n.

Definition of Bicuspid

1. Adjective. Having two points. ¹

2. Noun. A tooth with two cusps; a premolar tooth. (jump a tooth s) ¹

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Definition of Bicuspid

1. a tooth [n -S] - See also: tooth

Medical Definition of Bicuspid

1. One of the two double-pointed teeth which intervene between the canines (cuspids) and the molars, on each side of each jaw. See Tooth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bicuspid

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Literary usage of Bicuspid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, descriptive and surgical by Henry Gray (1864)
"The bicuspid TEETH (small, or false molars), are eight in number, four in each jaw, two being placed immediately behind each of the canine teeth. ..."

2. A Practical treatise on artificial crown- and bridge-work by George Evans (1896)
"to receive it in the occluding surface of the second bicuspid was attached to ... When the cuspid crown with the dummy bicuspid was cemented in position, ..."

3. Anatomy and Histology of the Mouth and Teeth by Isaac Norman Broomell, Philipp Fischelis (1917)
"This groove, as observed in the first bicuspid, extends from mesial to distal for fully three-fourths of the entire width of the surface; but in the second ..."

4. Block anesthesia and allied subjects: With Special Chapters on the Maxillary by Arthur Ervin Smith (1920)
"BLOCKING THE LINGUAL NERVE SUPPLY IN THE REGION OF THE TWO LOWER bicuspid TEETH Topography of Anatomy.—The reader should review the anatomy of the lingual ..."

5. American Journal of Dental Science by American Society of Dental Surgeons (1887)
"... left upper bicuspid, the bucal cusp was entirely gone, even up to the margin of the gum. Some one had endeavored to fill this tooth, and partially ..."

6. Pye's Surgical Handicraft: A Manual of Surgical Manipulations, Minor Surgery by Walter Pye (1893)
"... Upper bicuspid and Alveolus. AA, I liner and Outer Alveolus; o, Gum ; D, Dentine ; E, Enamel; cP, Pulp Cavity. outer side of all the single ..."

7. A Treatise on the Cycloid and All Forms of Cycloidal Curves, and on the Use by Richard Anthony Proctor (1878)
"Cor. The curve cuts s / at equal angles, each equal to half a right angle. THE bicuspid EPICYCLOID. The epicycloid with two cusps (the dotted curve of fig. ..."

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