incisor tooth

incisor tooth
either of the four most frontal teeth in each jaw, two on either side of the midline; this tooth has a long root and is adapted for cutting. Symbol I. Called also incisor and dens incisivus [TA].

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  • Incisor — In*ci sor (?; 277), n. [NL.] (Anat.) One of the teeth in front of the canines in either jaw; an incisive tooth. See {Tooth}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incisor — ► NOUN ▪ a narrow edged tooth at the front of the mouth, adapted for cutting …   English terms dictionary

  • incisor — [in sī′zər] n. [ModL < L incisus (see INCISE) + OR] a cutting tooth; any of the front teeth between the canines in either jaw: in humans there are eight incisors: see TEETH …   English World dictionary

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