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incisor

Line breaks: in|ci¦sor
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsʌɪzə
 
/
(also incisor tooth)

Definition of incisor in English:

noun

A narrow-edged tooth at the front of the mouth, adapted for cutting. In humans there are four incisors in each jaw.
Example sentences
  • Generally, the front, incisor and canine teeth have one canal, premolars have two canals and the back molar teeth have three.
  • During the teenage years, boys and girls get each of their top four incisor teeth filed to a point.
  • The molars' purpose is to grind food, and the incisors and canine teeth are used to bite into and tear food.

Origin

late 17th century: from medieval Latin, literally 'cutter', from Latin incis- (see incise).

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