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Meaning of CUSP

Pronunciation:  kusp

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

CUSP is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: leaflet
 See Also: cardiac valve, flap, heart valve, peak, point, point, tip, tooth



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cusp\ (k?sp), n. [L. cuspis, -idis, point, pointed end.]
    1. (Arch.) A triangular protection from the intrados of an
       arch, or from an inner curve of tracery.
    2. (Astrol.) The beginning or first entrance of any house in
       the calculations of nativities, etc.
    3. (Astron) The point or horn of the crescent moon or other
       crescent-shaped luminary.
    4. (Math.) A multiple point of a curve at which two or more
       branches of the curve have a common tangent.
    5. (Anat.) A prominence or point, especially on the crown of
       a tooth.
    6. (Bot.) A sharp and rigid point.
  2. \Cusp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cusped} (k?spt); p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Cusping}.]
    To furnish with a cusp or cusps.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A segment of a heart valve.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A rigid, sharp point, especially on a leaf.
 Definition: a point on a tooth.