Cutting; relating to the cutting edges of the incisor and cuspid teeth. [L. incido, pp. -cisus, to cut into]

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in·ci·sal in-'sī-zəl adj relating to, being, or involving the cutting edge or surface of a tooth (as an incisor)

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in·ci·sal (in-siґzəl) 1. cutting. 2. pertaining to the cutting edge of an anterior tooth.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • incisal — (ˈ)in|sīzəl adjective Etymology: Latin incisus + English al : cutting the incisal edge of a tooth …   Useful english dictionary

  • incisal — adjective Date: 1903 relating to, involving, or being the cutting edge or surface of a tooth (as an incisor) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • incisal — in·ci·sal (ĭn sīʹzəl) adj. Of, relating to, or being the cutting edge of an incisor or canine tooth. * * * …   Universalium

  • incisal — in·ci·sal …   English syllables

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