cheek tooth


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mo·lar tooth

[TA]
a tooth having a somewhat quadrangular crown with four or five cusps on the grinding surface; the root is bifid in the lower jaw, but there are three conic roots in the upper jaw; there are six molars in each jaw, three on either side behind the premolars in the permanent dentition; in the deciduous dentition there are but four molars in each jaw, two on either side behind the canines.

cheek tooth

An obsolete term for a molar or premolar.

cheek tooth

(chēk tūth)
Colloqualism for a posterior tooth, specifically a premolar or molar.

mo·lar tooth

(mō'lăr tūth) [TA]
Tooth with a somewhat quadrangular crown with four or five cusps on grinding surface; root is bifid in lower jaw, but there are three conic roots in the upper jaw; there are six molars in each jaw, three on either side behind premolars in permanent dentition; deciduous dentition has only four molars in each jaw, two on either side behind the canines.
Synonym(s): dens molaris [TA] , cheek tooth, molar (1) .
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The dominant counter- clockwise lower jaw movement causes a greater wear on the lingual crest of the upper left cheek tooth row leaving the right one higher.
The lingual cusp height of corresponding teeth on the left and right cheek tooth rows differed significantly in the skulls with different rostral orientation.
In cheek tooth rows, horses often show sharp edges on buccal or lingual margins due to uneven wear.
0 mm Length of cheek tooth row, measured along the alveoli on the buccal side 195.
Material--OMNH 74660, partial upper cheek tooth (deciduous premolar?
We submitted a piece from a partial cheek tooth of Mammuthus cf.