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bicuspid

 [bi-kus´pid]
1. having two cusps.
2. premolar tooth; see tooth.
3. pertaining to a premolar tooth.

bi·cus·pid

(bī-kŭs'pid),
1. Having two points, prongs, or cusps.
2. Teeth having two cusps. Humans have eight bicuspid or premolar teeth: two in front of each group of molars.
[bi- + L. cuspis, point]

bicuspid

(bī-kŭs′pĭd)
adj.
Having two points or cusps, as the crescent moon.
n.
A bicuspid tooth, especially a premolar.

bicuspid

One of 2 double-pointed teeth that intervene between the canines—cuspids and the molars, on each side of each jaw

bi·cus·pid

(bī-kŭs'pid)
Having two points, prongs, or cusps.
[bi- + L. cuspis, point]

bicuspid

Having two cusps, or projections, as on the biting surface (crown) of a PREMOLAR tooth. One of the valves in the heart, the mitral valve, is bicuspid.

bicuspid

  1. a type of tooth in which the crown is formed into two distinct points or cusps, found typically in premolar teeth.
  2. (of a plant structure) possessing two points or cusps.
  3. (bicuspid valve) formerly called mitral; a valve that allows a flow of blood from the left ATRIUM to the left VENTRICLE.

bi·cus·pid

(bī-kŭs'pid)
Having two points, prongs, or cusps, especially teeth with two cusps. Humans have eight bicuspid or premolar teeth: two in front of each group of molars.
See: premolar tooth
[bi- + L. cuspis, point]
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Correction of biprotrusion was achieved with extraction of upper bicuspids in association with retraction; no areas of bone fenestrations and dehiscence or root resorption were observed; therefore, this possibility provides an alternative treatment that is safe for patients presenting early loss of the first lower permanent molars.
At this stage, the upper arch was segmented in three parts: (1) between canine-canine, (2) second bicuspid to first right molar, and (3) second bicuspid to first left molar.
Class III tendencies, Class II, four first bicuspid extractions
The mean values of the mesiodistal crown dimension as well as the enamel thickness observed for the maxillary first bicuspids are shown in Table 1.
In the present study, histological data are provided pertaining to the proximal enamel thickness, and to the mesiodistal crown width of maxillary first bicuspids. As shown in Table 1, proximal enamel thickness mean values ranged from 1.08 mm to 1.29 mm.
To date, there are few studies reporting mean values of proximal enamel thickness for maxillary first bicuspids. Radiographic assessment of mandibular first bicuspids estimated enamel thickness for mesial and distal surfaces at 0.99 mm and 1.07 mm, respectively.
According to the findings of this study, during treatment planning, orthodontists should consider that the average mesiodistal crown width of maxillary first bicuspids is about 7.5 mm.
Dentists may also apply a special sealant to the flat grinding surfaces of the molars and bicuspids to protect these teeth from cavities.
The clear nail polish is acting like the sealant dentists use (usually on the bicuspids and molars) to help protect the enamel of the tooth from acids produced by plaque.
Mandibular second premolar has two type traits, a bicuspid variety and a tricuspid variety.
In this study the frequency of bicuspid and tricuspid types have been found 37.5% and 62.4% respectively.
As far as configuration of occlusal groove pattern is concerned, more frequency of U/crescent shaped pattern (54%) has been observed associated with bicuspid variety in the present study.