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cusp angle

 

Definition:

  1. the angle made by the slopes of a cusp with the plane that passes through the tip of the cusp and is perpendicular to a line bisecting the cusp, measured mesiodistally or buccolingually;
  2. the angle made by the slopes of a cusp with a perpendicular line bisecting the cusp, measured mesiodistally or buccolingually;
  3. one half of the angle included between the buccal and lingual or mesial and distal cusp inclines.

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