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incisor

in·ci·sor

incisor

pronunciation:
ihn saI zr
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part of speech: noun
definition: in mammals, one of the four sharp teeth located between the canines in each jaw at the front of the mouth.
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The word incisor contains the following parts:
in-1 Latin prefix that means in, into, on
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The prefix in-1 occurs in Latin loanwords and thus attaches to Latin roots (infect , inscribe ). -in1 has multiple forms, as the "n" sound in in- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms il-1, im-1, and ir-1.