Cuspidate
Cuspidate Cus"pi*date (k?s"p?-d?t), Cuspidated Cus"pi*da`ted (-d?`t?d), a. [L. cuspidatus, p. p. of cuspidare to make pointed, fr. cuspis. See {Cusp}.] Having a sharp end, like the point of a spear; terminating in a hard point; as, a cuspidate leaf. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cuspidate — Cus pi*date ( d?t), v. t. To make pointed or sharp. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cuspidate — [kus′pə dāt΄, kus′pədit] adj. [L cuspidatus, pp. of cuspidare, to make pointed < cuspis] 1. having a cusp or cusps 2. having a short, abrupt point, as some leaves: Also cuspidated …   English World dictionary

  • cuspidate — adjective Etymology: Latin cuspidatus, past participle of cuspidare to make pointed, from cuspid , cuspis point Date: 1692 having a cusp ; terminating in a point < a cuspidate leaf > < cuspidate molars > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cuspidate — /kus pi dayt /, adj. 1. having a cusp or cusps. 2. furnished with or ending in a sharp and stiff point or cusp: cuspidate leaves; a cuspidate tooth. Also, cuspidated. [1685 95; < NL cuspidatus, equiv. to L cuspid (see CUSPID) + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • cuspidate — /ˈkʌspədeɪt/ (say kuspuhdayt) adjective 1. having a cusp or cusps. 2. ending in a sharp and stiff point or cusp: cuspidate leaves; cuspidate tooth. Also, cuspidated. {New Latin cuspidātus, from Latin cuspis point} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cuspidate — SYN: cuspid (1). * * * cus·pi·date kəs pə .dāt adj having a cusp: terminating in a point <cuspidate molars> * * * cus·pi·date (kusґpĭ dāt) [L. cuspidatus] having a cusp or cusps …   Medical dictionary

  • cuspidate — cus•pi•date [[t]ˈkʌs pɪˌdeɪt[/t]] also cus′pi•dat ed adj. 1) anat. bot zool. having a cusp or cusps 2) bot anat. coming to a stiff point: cuspidate leaves[/ex] • Etymology: 1685–95; < NL cuspidātus= L cuspid (see cuspid) + ātus ate I …   From formal English to slang

  • cuspidate — with cusps …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cuspidate — adj. [L. cuspidatus, pointed] Terminating in a sharp point, as bristles or mollusk shells …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cuspidate — adjective a) Having a cusp b) Tapering to a sharp, firm point …   Wiktionary

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