Bicuspid Bi*cus"pid, Bicuspidate Bi*cus"pid*ate, a. [See pref. {Bi-}, and {Cuspidate}.] Having two points or prominences; ending in two points; -- said of teeth, leaves, fruit, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • bicuspid — BICUSPÍD, Ă, bicuspizi, de, adj. (Despre unele formaţii anatomice) cu două vârfuri. – Din fr. bicuspide. Trimis de paula, 21.06.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  bicuspíd adj. m., pl. bicuspízi; f. sg. bicuspídă, pl …   Dicționar Român

  • bicuspid — (adj.) 1826, having two parts, from BI (Cf. bi ) + L. cuspidem cusp, point. As a noun, short for bicuspid molar, attested from 1837 …   Etymology dictionary

  • bicuspid — [bī kus′pi dāt΄bī kus′pid] adj. [ModL bicuspis < BI 1 + L cuspis (gen. cuspidis), CUSP] having two points [a bicuspid tooth]: also bicuspidate [bī kus′pi dāt΄] n. any of eight adult teeth with two pointed crowns; premolar tooth: see TEETH …   English World dictionary

  • Bicuspid — Bi*cus pid, n. (Anat.) 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bicuspid — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having two cusps or points. ► NOUN ▪ a tooth with two cusps, especially a human premolar tooth. ORIGIN from Latin cuspis sharp point …   English terms dictionary

  • Bicuspid — Having two flaps or cusps. The heart valve that is called the bicuspid valve is located between the left atrium and left ventricle. Although the aortic valve in the heart normally is tricuspid (with three cusps), it may sometimes be bicupid. * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • bicuspid — I. adjective Etymology: New Latin bicuspid , bicuspis, from bi + Latin cuspid , cuspis point Date: circa 1839 having or ending in two points < bicuspid teeth > II. noun Date: 1852 a human premolar tooth see tooth illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bicuspid — with two points or cusps, usually applied to teeth …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • bicuspid — /buy kus pid/, adj. 1. Also, bicuspidate. having or terminating in two cusps or points, as certain teeth. n. 2. premolar (def. 4). [1830 40; BI 1 + CUSPID] * * * …   Universalium

  • bicuspid — 1. adjective Having two points. 2. noun A tooth with two cusps; a premolar tooth. Syn: premolar …   Wiktionary

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