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Synonyms for cusp

Synonyms for cusp

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

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a thin triangular flap of a heart valve

small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth

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The tooth crown includes three main cusps sigmoidally incurved, with a distinct lateral carina.
First described in 1790 by Johann Hieronymus Schroter, the cusp extensions frequently appear unequal in length and often contain irregularities in the form of brighter spots and arc segments or dark interruptions.
Results: The thickness of functional cusps of both cast metal and metal ceramic crown were of <ideal thickness where as non functional cusp of cast metal crown was bulbous.
The lengths of right and left atrioventricular valvular cusps were also measured.
Literature shows that 45% of individuals have two cusps type premolars and 55% have three cusps type form.
Capromeryx mexicana specimens analyzed for mesowear showed high cusps with either sharp or rounded cusp morphologies (DP3322 and DP4310 show high and sharp cusps whereas DP3328 displays high and rounded cusps), resulting in a mean mesowear score of 0.
The position of the ostia with reference to the sinutubular [ST] ridge and the upper margin of cusps.
The square shaped second upper molar represents four main cusps with accessory cusps (Fig.
The clinical problems seen in patients with talon cusps comprise of stagnation of food, caries, periapical lesions, irritation of tongue during speech and mastication, other soft tissue irritation, breast feeding problems, compromised aesthetics, occlusal interference which may lead to accidental cusp fracture, displacement of the affected tooth, temporomandibular joint pain, and periodontal problems because of excessive occlusal force.
Significant differences of these CMDTs were observed: Carabelli's cusp, configuration of cusps X5 and X6 (36, 46, FDI notation), and +4 and +5 (37, 47, FDI notation), absence of hypocone reduction, relative frequency of cusp 7, and low frequency of shovel-shaped incisors and double shovel, which are typical of the groups belonging or influenced by populations of the Caucasoid dental complex.
Legs I to IV uniform pale yellow; dense scopulae on metatarsi and tarsi, remaining leg segments covered in fine, less dense setae; leg spines and cusps present.
These minerals are used to reinforce the tooth cusps, increasing their resilience when feeding on hard substrates such as rock (Lowenstam, 1962; Weiner and Addadi, 2002; Shaw et al.
Type II lesions were linear perforations along the base of the cusps parallel to the sewing ring.