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., 1992).
In Gaddi sheep and goats, the middle nasal meatus was divided at the level of 2nd or 3rd cheek tooth (Sharma et al., 1989., Gupta et al., 1992).
Material--OMNH 74677, fragment of cheek tooth; 74678, distal left tibia.
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?); 74661, fragment of upper cheek tooth; 74662, right lower cheek tooth (Figs.
The lingual cusp heights were measured on both cheek tooth rows in 84 Finnish adult moose skulls previously checked for rostral orientation.
Tooth wear.--The mean tooth height index of the right-oriented skulls (n = 59) was 1.020 [+ or -] 0.042 (mean [+ or -] SD) indicating higher lingual cusp edges on the right cheek tooth row.
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.
M/2 (ET 5399); partial cheek tooth (ET 5400); tooth plate (ET 5401); tooth plate (ET 5402); deciduous P/4 (ET 5433).
Subsequently, Gaudry (1862), Lydekker (1877a,b, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886), Pilgrim (1910, 1913), Matthew (1929), Colbert (1935) and Gromova (1952) reviewed the Siwalik hipparionines, based on the traditional systematic characterizations: size, cheek tooth ornamentation, protCone shape, and metapodial proportions.
intermedium due to the low cheek tooth crowns and the wavy labial walls in the upper cheek teeth.