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CUSP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cusp mean? 

CUSP (noun)
  The noun CUSP has 3 senses:

1. point formed by two intersecting arcs (as from the intrados of a Gothic arch)
2. a thin triangular flap of a heart valve
3. small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth

  Familiarity information: CUSP used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CUSP (noun)


Sense 1cusp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Point formed by two intersecting arcs (as from the intrados of a Gothic arch)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("cusp" is a kind of...):

point (sharp end)


Sense 2cusp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A thin triangular flap of a heart valve

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

leaflet; cusp

Hypernyms ("cusp" is a kind of...):

flap (a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body)

Holonyms ("cusp" is a part of...):

cardiac valve; heart valve (a valve to control one-way flow of blood)


Sense 3cusp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("cusp" is a kind of...):

peak; point; tip (a V shape)

Holonyms ("cusp" is a part of...):

tooth (hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense)


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