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bicuspid

, bicuspidate
1. having or terminating in two cusps or points
2. a bicuspid tooth; premolar
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bicuspid

[bī′kəs·pəd]
(anatomy)
Any of the four double-pointed premolar teeth in humans.
(biology)
Having two points or prominences.
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