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) .