tricuspid

[trahy-kuhs-pid]
adjective
1.
Also, tricuspidal. having three cusps or points, as a tooth. Compare bicuspid.
2.
Anatomy. of, pertaining to, or affecting the tricuspid valve.
noun
3.
Anatomy. a tricuspid part, as a tooth.

Origin:
1660–70; < Latin tricuspid- (stem of tricuspis) having three points. See tri-, cuspid

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tricuspid (traɪˈkʌspɪd)
 
adj
1.  a.  having three points, cusps, or segments: a tricuspid tooth; a tricuspid valve
 b.  of or relating to such a tooth or valve
 
n
2.  a tooth having three cusps

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tricuspid tri·cus·pid (trī-kŭs'pĭd)
n.
An organ or a part, especially a tooth, having three cusps. adj. or tri·cus·pi·dal (-pĭ-dəl) or tri·cus·pi·date (-pĭ-dāt')

  1. Having three points, prongs, or cusps.

  2. Of or relating to the tricuspid valve.

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tricuspid   (trī-kŭs'pĭd)  Pronunciation Key 
Adjective   Having three points or cusps.

Noun  
  1. A tooth having three points or cusps, especially a molar.

  2. See tricuspid valve.


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Example sentences
The tricuspid valve is found between the upper and lower chambers on the right side of the heart.
Persons with pulmonary atresia may also have a poorly developed tricuspid valve.
The tricuspid regulates blood flow between the right atrium and the right ventricle.
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