- Also called molar tooth. a tooth having a broad biting surface adapted for grinding, being one of twelve in humans, with three on each side of the upper and lower jaws.
- adapted for grinding, as teeth.
- pertaining to such teeth.
Origin of molar1
- Physics. pertaining to a body of matter as a whole, as contrasted with molecular and atomic.
Origin of molar2
- pertaining to a solution containing one mole of solute per liter of solution.
- noting or pertaining to gram-molecular weight.
Origin of molar3
Examples from the Web for molar
A molar, a bicuspid, a canine, and an incisor were laid in succession on the table.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
Antolycus means his molar—his grinding tooth is set on edge.
The degree of ionization of 0.5 molar FeSO4 is taken as 22%.
The occurrence is extremely unusual in the other molar teeth of modern men.
But the mandible is wanting, and the molar teeth of the upper set are absent.
- any of the 12 broad-faced grinding teeth in man
- a corresponding tooth in other mammals
- of, relating to, or designating any of these teeth
- used for or capable of grinding
- (of a physical quantity) per unit amount of substancemolar volume
- (not recommended in technical usage) (of a solution) containing one mole of solute per litre of solution
Word Origin and History for molar
"grinding tooth," mid-14c., from Latin molaris dens "grinding tooth," from mola "millstone," from PIE root *mel- "to rub, grind" (see mill (n.1)). As an adjective in this sense from 1620s. In Old English they were cweornteð "quern-teeth."
- Relating to a mole.
- Containing one mole of solute per liter of solution.
- Any of the teeth located toward the back of the jaws, having broad crowns for grinding food. Adult humans have 12 molars.