Definition of Cuspal

1. Adjective. Relating to a cusp or cusps. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Cuspal

1. The chewing or tearing points of the cuspids, bicuspids, and molars. (08 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cuspal

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Literary usage of Cuspal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Infinitesimal Calculus: Containing Differential and Integral by Bartholomew Price (1889)
"There are evidently four such cuspal points, all lying in the plane of (z, a? ... The geometrical properties of the cuspal points may be investigated ..."

2. The Cambridge and Dublin Mathematical Journal by William Whewell, Duncan Farquharson Gregory, Robert Leslie Ellis, William Thomson Kelvin, Norman Macleod Ferrers (1847)
"... the cuspal points of each pair of the latter lines being equal in number and coinciding with the points of contact of the corresponding pair of the ..."

3. The Cambridge and Dublin Mathematical Journal (1847)
"... the cuspal points of each pair of the latter lines being equal in number and coinciding with the points of contact of the corresponding pair of the ..."

4. Dental Amalgam: A Scientific Review & Recommended Public Health Service ...edited by James S. Benson edited by James S. Benson (1999)
"It is believed that these inlays weaken the tooth and may lead to cuspal fracture (Norman, 1991). Therefore, onlays or crowns that cover and protect the ..."

5. Mathematical Questions and Solutions by W. J. C. Miller (1882)
"The two aforesaid general properties become manifestly transformed by reciprocation into the following :—viz., Two variable tangents to a tri- cuspal plane ..."

6. Applied Orthodontia: An Introductory Text for Students and Practitioners of by James David McCoy (1922)
"... influence of their cuspal relations, aided greatly in maintaining the normal mesio-distal relations of the arches. AB Fio. 182. ..."