molar 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.

molar

Chemistry
adjective Referring to the number of moles of solute/L of solution.
 
Dentistry
noun Any of the posterior, multicusped teeth adapted to grinding.

mo·lar tooth

(mō'lăr tūth) [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.
Synonym(s): dens molaris [TA] , molar (2) .

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) .

molar

1. massive; pertaining to a mass; not molecular.
2. adapted for grinding. See also molar teeth.
3. pertaining to an amount of substance specified in moles rather than mass units.
4. containing 1 mole of solute per liter of solution; symbol M.
note: molal refers to the mass of solvent, molar to the volume of the solution.

molar extinction coefficient
constant n the equation describing the Lambert-Beer law pertaining to light spectrophotometry. Usually given the symbol ε.
molar extractor
the universal heavy-duty plier-type instrument with jaws offset to the plane of the handles.
molar gland
inherited displacement of molar teeth
a deformity of the mandible with gross displacement of the teeth. Affected calves are not viable.
molar tooth
see molar teeth.
molar tooth cutter
long-handled, heavily constructed cutter, usually with a double-action scissor system of closing. The chisel-edged blades face each other and are brought together in parallel. They are operated from outside the mouth of the anesthetized horse and are sufficiently powerful to remove a protruding piece of tooth.