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Pronunciation: kusp


  1. In dentistry, a conic elevation arising on the surface of a tooth from an independent calcification center.
  2. A leaflet of one of the heart's valves.

Synonym(s): cuspisTA

[L. cuspis, point]

See Also: dental tubercle

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