tricuspid etymology

English word tricuspid comes from English tri-, English cuspid (A tooth with a single cusp; a canine.)

Detailed word origin of tricuspid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tri- English (eng) (chemistry) Used in combination with a known element name (e.g. 'tri-silicon') to designate an unknown element that would reside three periods lower than the known element on a Mendeleev-type periodic table. See Mendeleev's predicted elements. Three.
cuspid English (eng) A tooth with a single cusp; a canine.
tricuspid English (eng) A molar tooth that has three cusps Having three cusps, e.g. a molar tooth.

Words with the same origin as tricuspid

Descendants of tri-
Trifluvian triamide triathlete triathlon tributyrin tricorder tridermic triester trifecta trifunctional trihydrofluoride triiodo trilateral trilayer trilevel trilithium trilobite trioxygen triparalogous triphasic triseralous tristate triuranium trong