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cusp

 (kŭsp)
n.
1. A point or pointed end.
2. Anatomy
a. A pointed or rounded projection on the chewing surface of a tooth.
b. A triangular fold or flap of a heart valve.
3. Mathematics A point at which a curve crosses itself and at which the two tangents to the curve coincide.
4. Architecture The point of intersection of two ornamental arcs or curves, such as the inner points of a trefoil.
5. Astronomy Either point of a crescent moon.
6. The boundary between two astrological signs or Zodiacal constellations.
Idiom:
on the cusp
1. On the threshold or verge of a development or action: an actor on the cusp of becoming a star.
2. At the dividing line or border of two conditions or categories: an artist on the cusp between Victorianism and modernism.

[Latin cuspis, point.]

cusp

(kʌsp)
n
1. (Dentistry) any of the small elevations on the grinding or chewing surface of a tooth
2. (Anatomy) any of the triangular flaps of a heart valve
3. a point or pointed end
4. (Mathematics) geometry Also called: spinode a point at which two arcs of a curve intersect and at which the two tangents are coincident
5. (Architecture) architect a carving at the meeting place of two arcs
6. (Astronomy) astronomy either of the points of a crescent moon or of a satellite or inferior planet in a similar phase
7. (Astrology) astrology any division between houses or signs of the zodiac
[C16: from Latin cuspis point, pointed end]

cusp

(kʌsp)

n.
1. a point or pointed end.
2. an anatomical point or prominence, as on the crown of a tooth or on a valve of the heart.
3. a point where two branches of a curve meet, end, and are tangent.
4. an architectural figure consisting of a pair of curves tangent to the line defining the area, decorated and meeting at a point within the area.
5. a point of a crescent, esp. of the moon.
6.
a. the degree of the zodiac that marks the beginning of an astrological house or sign.
b. the beginning, esp. the first day, of a new sign.
c. a person born on the first day of a sign.
7. a point that marks the beginning of a change: on the cusp of a new era.
[1575–85; < Latin cuspis a point]
cusp′al, adj.

cusp

Either of the two points of a crescent moon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cusp - point formed by two intersecting arcs (as from the intrados of a Gothic arch)cusp - point formed by two intersecting arcs (as from the intrados of a Gothic arch)
point - sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
2.cusp - a thin triangular flap of a heart valve
flap - a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body
cardiac valve, heart valve - a valve to control one-way flow of blood
3.cusp - small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth
tooth - hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
tip, peak, point - a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"

cusp

noun
A sharp or tapered end:
Translations

cusp

[kʌsp] N (Bot, Astron) → cúspide f; [of tooth] → corona f; [of moon] → cuerno m

cusp

[ˈkʌsp] n
to be on the cusp of sth (= at the beginning of) → être à l'orée de qch

cusp

n (of tooth)Höcker m; (of moon)Spitze f(der Mondsichel); (Astrol) → Eintritt min ein neues Zeichen; on the cusp of (fig)an der Schwelle zu

cusp

[kʌsp] ncuspide f

cusp

n. cúspide, punta.
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The depth of the VSC was measured on models by method advocated by Veli et al10 in which horizontal reference plane comprising a line between the central incisors and the distobuccal cusp tips of the mandibular second molars was constructed.
1C), perhaps the hardest form of enamel hypoplasia to detect, manifests as an irregular sloping around the cusp tips of teeth.
Oblique stresses applied to the cuspal inclines, rather than cusp tips, put more stress on the tooth structure (Figure 2).
1 mm thick was applied to the mesiobuccal cusp tips of right and left waxed mandibular first molars, and the articulator was closed.
with a Vernier Caliper as the perpendicular distance between the deepest cusp tip and a flat plane, that was laid on top of the mandibular dental cast touching the incisal edges of the central incisors and the distal cusp tips of the most posterior teeth in the lower arch as done by Braun et al5 and Braun and Schmidt.
2006] and included; the contact point between adjacent teeth, cusp tips of the canines, buccal cusps of first and second premolars and mesiobuccal cusps of the first permanent molars.
The selected points were: the midincisal points of the incisors, the canine's cusp tips, the buccal cusp tips of the premolars, and the distobuccal cusp tips of the first molars (Fig.
18 This is in contrast to prosthetic dentistry where the curve begins from cusp tip of mandibular canine and follows the buccal cusp tips of posterior teeth.
Plane or swale defects are characterized as an irregular sloping around the cusp tips of cheek teeth and the incisor edges of anterior teeth.
The teeth were mounted vertically in acrylic resin to 2 mm below the CEJ, approximately the level of the alveolar bone in a healthy tooth, such that the cusp tips aligned in the same plane to ensure a more equal distribution of the load during testing.
10 The depth of the COS was measured on models by method advocated by Veli et al10 in which horizontal reference plane comprising a line between the central incisors and the distobuccal cusp tips of the mandibular second molars was constructed.
Maxillary Intercanine width (UC-C): Distance between the cusp tips of right and left maxillary permanent canines.