bicuspid definition

  • adjective:
    • Having two points or cusps, as the crescent moon.
    • Having two points.
    • Having two points or prominences; closing in 2 points; -- said of teeth, leaves, good fresh fruit, etc.
    • having two cusps or points (especially a molar enamel)
  • noun:
    • A bicuspid tooth, especially a premolar.
    • A tooth with two cusps; a premolar enamel. syn.
    • the two double-pointed teeth which intervene amongst the canines (cuspids) and molars, for each side of each and every jaw. See enamel, n.
    • the premolars or untrue molars in guy, which you can find into the person two on each part, above and below, amongst the canines and also the true molars. They are the teeth which succeed and exchange the milk-molars of child. Also bicuspis.
    • a tooth having two cusps or things; found between your incisors additionally the molars
  • others:
    • Having two things, fangs, or cusps.
    • Specifically applied — In geometry, to a curve having two cusps, In human anatomy, to the premolar teeth or false molars, of which there are two on each side above and below, replacing the milk-molars; to the mitral valve guarding the left auriculoventricular orifice of the heart, the corresponding right orifice being guarded by the tricuspid valve, In entomology, to a claw or mandible having two pointed processes or teeth. Also bicuspidal, bicuspidate.

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