Molars



[moh-ler] /ˈmoʊ lər/

noun
1.
Also called molar tooth. a tooth having a broad biting surface adapted for grinding, being one of twelve in humans, with three on each side of the upper and lower jaws.
adjective
2.
adapted for grinding, as teeth.
3.
pertaining to such teeth.
/ˈməʊlə/
noun
1.
any of the 12 broad-faced grinding teeth in man
2.
a corresponding tooth in other mammals
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or designating any of these teeth
4.
used for or capable of grinding
/ˈməʊlə/
adjective
1.
(of a physical quantity) per unit amount of substance: molar volume
2.
(not recommended in technical usage) (of a solution) containing one mole of solute per litre of solution
n.

“grinding tooth,” mid-14c., from Latin molaris dens “grinding tooth,” from mola “millstone,” from PIE root *mel- “to rub, grind” (see mill (n.1)). As an adjective in this sense from 1620s. In Old English they were cweornteð “quern-teeth.”
adj.

in chemistry, “pertaining to one mole,” 1902, from mole (4) + -ar.

molar mo·lar1 (mō’lər)
adj.

molar 2
n.
A tooth having a crown with three, four, or five cusps on the grinding surface, a bifid root in the lower jaw, and three conical roots in the upper jaw. In permanent dentition, there are three on either side behind the premolars; in deciduous dentition, there are two on either side behind the canines. adj.

molar 1
(mō’lər)
Chemistry

molar 2
(mō’lər)
Any of the teeth located toward the back of the jaws, having broad crowns for grinding food. Adult humans have 12 molars.
molars [(moh-luhrz)]

The teeth with broad surfaces at the back of the mouth that serve to grind food. Including the wisdom teeth, adults have twelve molars — six on the top and six on the bottom. (Compare incisors and canines.)

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