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Cuspid tooth

Cuspid tooth --> canine tooth

(Science: dentistry) a tooth having a crown of thick conical shape and a long, slightly flattened conical root; there are two canine teeth in each jaw, one on either side adjacent to the distal surface of the lateral incisors, in both the deciduous and the permanent dentition.

Synonym: dens caninus, canine, cuspid tooth, cuspidate tooth, cuspid, dens angularis, dens cuspidatus, eye tooth.


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