incisor definition

  • noun:
    • A tooth adapted for cutting or gnawing, found in front of mouth over the apex of the dental care arch.
    • among the forward teeth of animals, between your canines.
    • one of several teeth at the canines in either jaw; an incisive tooth. See enamel.
    • pl. incisors, incisores (-sorz, in-sī-sō′ rēz). In anatomy and zoology, an incisive or cutting enamel; a front tooth; any enamel of the upper jaw which can be positioned in the premaxillary or intermaxillary bone, or any matching tooth of this reduced jaw.
    • a tooth for cutting or gnawing; found in the front side of this mouth in both jaws
  • adjective:
    • Adapted for cutting; of or pertaining to the incisors; incisive
  • others:
    • Same as incisorial: since, an incisor tooth.
    • Of or related to the incisor teeth: as, incisor nerves.

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