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cus·pid

 (kŭs′pĭd)
n.
See canine.

[From Latin cuspis, cuspid-, point.]

cuspid

(ˈkʌspɪd)
n
(Dentistry) a tooth having one point; canine tooth

cus•pid

(ˈkʌs pɪd)

n.
any of the four canine teeth in humans. Also called cuspid tooth.
[1735–45; < Latin cuspid-, s. of cuspis point]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cuspid - one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolarscuspid - one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
fang - canine tooth of a carnivorous animal; used to seize and tear its prey
tooth - hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
Translations

cuspid

nEckzahn m

cus·pid

n. [tooth] colmillo.

cuspid

n (diente) canino, colmillo
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Forceps, extraction, dental, lower incisors, cuspids and bisuspids, left IS :6826
75 in SL; dorsal at midbody; trunk scales 5/38/3', 12 predorsal, 14 around caudal peduncle; base of caudal covered with small scales extending onto the proximal 1/4 or 1/3 of the middle of the lobes, not along their border; anal fin iii,18-19, no hooklets observed; S03 entire, except a small "naked" triangle dorso-posteriorally; premaxilla with 4 tricuspid teeth in the outer row and 4 pentacuspid ones in the inner row, all teeth usually black, the cuspids long; maxilla short, just reaching level of anterior margin of eye, with one broad black tooth; mandible 4 pen-tacuspid followed by about 8 much smaller tricuspid teeth.
If these two countries choose not to spell it out in as many words or not to show it by overt action or utterance, it may serve us well to be reminded that 'sheep's clothing' has proverbially been deceptive; wolves may even successfully alter their voices, mute their utterances or hide their cuspids for a time, but it is for the others never to be taken in and to always remain vigilant and alive to an ugly reality, however well muted, camouflaged or sugar coated
Cuspids are the pointy teeth next to the incisors and are used for tearing food.
If measuring the overbite at the left cuspids was not possible, the measurement was carried out at the right cuspids.