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cusp

 [kusp]
a pointed or rounded projection, such as on the crown of a tooth, or a segment of a cardiac valve. See also valvula.
Carabelli cusp an accessory fifth cusp on the lingual surface of many maxillary first molars; it may be unilateral or bilateral and varies in size from person to person.
semilunar cusp any of the semilunar segments of the aortic valve (having posterior, right, and left cusps) or the pulmonary valve (having anterior, right, and left cusps).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cusp

(kŭsp), [TA]
1. In dentistry, a conic elevation arising on the surface of a tooth from an independent calcification center.
See also: dental tubercle.
2. A leaflet of one of the heart's valves.
Synonym(s): cuspis [TA]
[L. cuspis, point]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cusp

(kŭsp)
n.
Anatomy
a. A pointed or rounded projection on the chewing surface of a tooth.
b. A triangular fold or flap of a heart valve.
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cusp

A rigid, sharp point, especially on a leaf Cardiology One of the triangular segments of the pulmonic or aortic valve which opens and closes with the flow of blood
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cusp

(kŭsp) [TA]
1. dentistry A conic elevation arising on the surface of a tooth from an independent calcification center.
2. A leaflet of a cardiac valve.
Synonym(s): cuspis [TA] .
[L. cuspis, point]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cusp

A projecting point.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

cusp

one of a series of projections on the biting surface of a molar tooth in mammals.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

cusp

(kŭsp) [TA]
In dentistry, a conic elevation arising on the surface of a tooth from an independent calcification center.
See also: dental tubercle
Synonym(s): cuspis [TA] .
[L. cuspis, point]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Ademas del fogon base, en la bibliografia y en la coleccion se registran fogones cuspidales a 1,47 m (cuadricula 3B) y 1,53 m (entre las cuadriculas 2 y 3 A) y otro mas profundo a 1,7 m, este ultimo entre las cuadriculas 2 y 3.
In particular, a cuspidal character U in [Cusp.sub.n] is the same as the primary irreducible [[chi].sup.U,(1)].
cuspidal representations (which are in bijection with irreducible monic
Los cuatro edificios donde fueron detectadas las piezas que imitan a las cuzquenas y el aribalo Cuzco Policromo Figurativo son la kancha, que en los catalogos del Museo Etnografico figura como Casa no 1, ubicada en el sector central del Pucara (Figura 1); la Casa no 55, posiblemente edificada entre este centro ceremonial y el sector cuspidal; el Yacimiento no 35, excavado por Debenedetti en 1929, aparentemente localizado en el tramo superior del faldeo sureste, y por ultimo, el Yacimiento no 98, para este por el momento no se ha podido determinar su ubicacion.
Among the topics are the classifying space and cohomology of Thompson's sporadic simple group, the Schur indices of cuspidal unipotent characters, analyzing ovals in finite projective planes using the representation theory of the symmetric group, and regular orbits of induced modules of finite groups.
Suppose P = MAN is a maximal cuspidal parabolic subgroup of G, [Pi] a discrete series representation of M, and v [is an element of] ia*.
This volume describes an explicit version of the relative trace formula, whose spectral side encodes the information on period integrals of cuspidal waveforms among a maximal split torus.
The observations made were of a routine nature: for example, up till around dichotomy the southern cuspidal area was appreciably brighter than the northern one to the Director and to several other observers.
It is shown in [F8] that a cuspidal [pi] is G(A)-distinguished if and only if it is the unstable base-change lift of a cuspidal representation of the quasi-split unitary group U(2, E / F) in two variables associated with E / F.
Among details are generalities on homogeneous complex manifolds, generalities on homogeneous vector bundles, the Penrose transform in the compact case, and special values of cuspidal automorphic cohomology classes.