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cuspidate

[kuhs-pi-deyt] /ˈkʌs pɪˌdeɪt/
adjective
1.
having a cusp or cusps.
2.
furnished with or ending in a sharp and stiff point or cusp:
cuspidate leaves; a cuspidate tooth.
Also, cuspidated.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; < Neo-Latin cuspidātus, equivalent to Latin cuspid- (see cuspid) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
multicuspidate, adjective
multicuspidated, adjective
noncuspidate, adjective
noncuspidated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cuspidate

cuspidate

/ˈkʌspɪˌdeɪt/
adjective
1.
having a cusp or cusps
2.
(esp of leaves) narrowing to a point
Word Origin
C17: from Latin cuspidāre to make pointed, from cuspis a point
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