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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]
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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