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 (kŭs′pĭ-dāt′) also cus·pi·dat·ed (-dā′tĭd)
1. Having a cusp.
2. Biology Terminating in or tipped with a sharp firm point: a cuspidate leaf apex.

[Latin cuspidātus, past participle of cuspidāre, to make pointed, from cuspis, cuspid-, point.]


(ˈkʌspɪˌdeɪt) ,




1. having a cusp or cusps
2. (Botany) (esp of leaves) narrowing to a point
[C17: from Latin cuspidāre to make pointed, from cuspis a point]


(ˈkʌs pɪˌdeɪt)

also cus′pi•dat`ed,

1. having a cusp or cusps.
2. coming to a stiff point: cuspidate leaves.
[1685–95; < New Latin cuspidātus= Latin cuspid- (see cuspid) + -ātus -ate1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cuspidate - having cusps or points
angulate, angular - having angles or an angular shape


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