Cusp vs Protocone - What's the difference?

cusp | protocone |


As nouns the difference between cusp and protocone

is that cusp is a sharp point or pointed end while protocone is (anatomy) a cusp in the corner of an upper molar tooth in mammals.

cusp

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A sharp point or pointed end.
  • (figuratively) An important moment when a decision is made that will determine future events.
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  • , year=2012 , date=April 21 , author=Jonathan Jurejko , title=Newcastle 3-0 Stoke , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Newcastle were 11 points adrift of Spurs following their 5-0 mauling at the hands of the north London club in February.
    But a sixth successive Premier League win puts them on the cusp of European football next season as they surged 15 points clear of seventh-placed Everton, who have five games left to play.}}
  • (geometry) A point of a curve where the curve is continuous but has no derivative, but such that it has a derivative at every nearby point.
  • (architecture) A point made by the intersection of two curved lines or curved structures. A common motif in Gothic architecture.Russell Sturgis, ed. (1902). A Dictionary of Architecture and Building: Biographical, Historical, and Descriptive . 3. Macmillan.
  • (astrology) A boundary between zodiacal signs and houses.
  • (dentistry) Any of the pointed parts of a canine tooth or molar.
  • Derived terms

    * cuspate * cusp form * cusp neighborhood, cusp neighbourhood * cusped

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    References

    protocone

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia protocone) (en noun)
  • (anatomy) A cusp in the corner of an upper molar tooth in mammals
  • See also

    *metacone *paracone *hypocone