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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While in adult buffaloes it was present at level of third molar tooth (Dhingra and Kumar, 1978), in gaddi sheep, it was observed at the level of second or third cheek tooth in between dorsal and ventral nasal turbinates (Gupta et al.
In Gaddi sheep and goats, the middle nasal meatus was divided at the level of 2nd or 3rd cheek tooth (Sharma et al.
Schoff and Stovall (1943) did not mention the fragment of cheek tooth and partial long bone (tibia) that are included in the collection.
Material--OMNH 74660, partial upper cheek tooth (deciduous premolar?
Material--OMNH 74679, one-half of upper molar; 74691, extremely worn remnant of an upper cheek tooth with root bases; 74680, cervical vertebra; 74681, lumbar vertebra; 74682, partial right innominate.
In cheek tooth rows, horses often show sharp edges on buccal or lingual margins due to uneven wear.
The lingual cusp heights were measured on both cheek tooth rows in 84 Finnish adult moose skulls previously checked for rostral orientation.
042 (mean [+ or -] SD) indicating higher lingual cusp edges on the right cheek tooth row.
M/2 (ET 5399); partial cheek tooth (ET 5400); tooth plate (ET 5401); tooth plate (ET 5402); deciduous P/4 (ET 5433).
0 mm Length of cheek tooth row, measured along the alveoli on the buccal side 195.
intermedium due to the low cheek tooth crowns and the wavy labial walls in the upper cheek teeth.