cuspidate

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Cuspidate — Cus pi*date ( d?t), v. t. To make pointed or sharp. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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 > …

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  • 5 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

  • 6 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} …

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  • 7 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

  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 cuspidate — with cusps …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

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

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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

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  • 12 cuspidate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having an end that tapers to a point: acicular, aciculate, aciculated, acuminate, acute, cuspate, cuspated, cuspidated, mucronate, pointed, pointy, sharp. See SHARP …

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  • 13 cuspidate — adj. pointed, having pointed ends …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 cuspidate — a.; (also cuspidated) (Bot.) Pointed, acute, sharp, acuminate, acuminated …

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  • 15 cuspidate —   Terminating in or tipped with a sharp, firm point, e.g. the leaflets of Macrozamia heteromera, the female cones of Zamia tuerckheimii, and the microsporophyll apices of Cycas revoluta and C. taitungensis …

    Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • 16 cuspidate — cus·pi·date …

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  • 17 cuspidate — adjective having cusps or points • Syn: ↑cuspate, ↑cuspated, ↑cusped, ↑cuspidal, ↑cuspidated • Similar to: ↑angular, ↑angulate • Deriva …

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  • 18 cuspidate seta — Shaft varying from thin to stout; setules prominent and often extending post annularly, setules with setulettes; setules sometimes grading into denticles and setae may grade into plumodenticulate type; socket usually prominent; annulus usually… …

    Crustacea glossary

  • 19 Cuspidated — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 cus|pi|dat|ed — «KUHS puh DAY tihd», adjective. = cuspidate. (Cf. ↑cuspidate) …

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