Definition of Cuspid

1. Noun. One of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars.

Exact synonyms: Canine, Canine Tooth, Dogtooth, Eye Tooth, Eyetooth
Specialized synonyms: Fang
Generic synonyms: Tooth
Derivative terms: Canine, Cuspidal

Definition of Cuspid

1. n. One of the canine teeth; -- so called from having but one point or cusp on the crown. See Tooth.

Definition of Cuspid

1. Noun. A tooth with a single cusp; a canine. ¹

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Definition of Cuspid

1. a pointed tooth [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cuspid

1. The third tooth to the left and to the right of the midline of either jaw, situated between the second incisor and the premolar teeth (bicuspid). (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cuspid

cusp angle
cusp height
cusp of Carabelli
cusp of tooth
cuspal interference
cusped geometry
cuspid (current term)
cuspid tooth

Literary usage of Cuspid

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

1. A Practical Treatise on Artificial Crown-, Bridge-, and Porcelain-work by George Evans (1920)
"A cuspid crown may be advantageously used at times to open the "bite" to assist in ... Make cuspid crown for root with beveled and protected incisive edge, ..."

2. Professional Denture Service by George Wood Clapp, Russell Wilford Tench (1921)
"The upper lateral adjoining the cuspid should be removed from its place without ... This will facilitate articulating the lower cuspid, as in Figure 183. ..."

3. Mouth Hygiene: A Text-book for Dental Hygienists by Alfred Civilion Fones (1921)
"End of third finger on labial surface of right cuspid and incisors. Motion. Wrist and digital. Division 8. Fig. 174. Teeth. Surface. Instrument. Grasp. ..."

4. Block anesthesia and allied subjects: With Special Chapters on the Maxillary by Arthur Ervin Smith (1920)
"If a large gingival cavity is to be prepared in the lower cuspid or a pulp is to be ... X represents area of injection. below BLOCKING THE LOWER cuspid FOR ..."

5. Gould and Pyle's Cyclopedia of Practical Medicine and Surgery: With George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle, Richard John Ernst Scott by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle, Richard John Ernst Scott (1912)
"150 CRYER'S UNIVERSAL UPPER INCISOR, cuspid, BIcuspid, AND ROOT FORCEPS. Superior third molars are easily extracted by the creation of traction buccally. ..."

6. Pediatrics (1902)
"The teeth themselves, both the temporary and permanent, are made up of consecutive layers, as is shown in the following cross-section of a cuspid tooth and ..."

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