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One of the eight permanent teeth, two on either side in each jaw, between the canines (CUSPID) and the molars (MOLAR), serving for grinding and crushing food. The upper have two cusps (bicuspid) but the lower have one to three. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p822)

Year introduced: 1965

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Tree Number(s): A14.549.167.860.150

MeSH Unique ID: D001641

Entry Terms:

  • Bicuspids
  • Premolar
  • Premolars

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