Definition of bicuspid in English:

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Pronunciation: /bīˈkəspəd/


Having two cusps or points.
Example sentences
  • The overwhelming cause of aortic valve disease in Europe is calcific degenerative disease, and about 2% of the population have congenitally bicuspid aortic valves.
  • A score of 2 was given to fully bicuspid dentition, while a score of 3 was given to fully tricuspid dentition, with even cusp heights.
  • Causes of dissection include hypertension, Marfan's syndrome, trauma, Ehler's Danlos, coarctation, bicuspid aortic valve and relapsing polychondritis.


A tooth with two cusps, especially a human premolar tooth.
Example sentences
  • Behind the canines are the premolars, or bicuspids.
  • Each of the four ‘worlds’ has two incisors, one canine, two bicuspids, and three molars.
  • I realized that one of his bicuspids was dead, turning the green-gray of dead teeth.


Mid 19th century: from bi- 'two' + Latin cuspis, cuspid- 'sharp point'.

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Syllabification: bi·cus·pid

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