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molar

1

[ moh-ler ]

noun

  1. Also called molar 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.


adjective

  1. adapted for grinding, as teeth.
  2. pertaining to such teeth.

molar

2

[ moh-ler ]

adjective

  1. Physics. pertaining to a body of matter as a whole, as contrasted with molecular and atomic.

molar

3

[ moh-ler ]

adjective

, Chemistry.
  1. pertaining to a solution containing one mole of solute per liter of solution.
  2. noting or pertaining to gram-molecular weight.

molar

1

/ ˈməʊlə /

adjective

  1. (of a physical quantity) per unit amount of substance

    molar volume

  2. (not recommended in technical usage) (of a solution) containing one mole of solute per litre of solution


molar

2

/ ˈməʊlə /

noun

  1. any of the 12 broad-faced grinding teeth in man
  2. a corresponding tooth in other mammals

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or designating any of these teeth
  2. used for or capable of grinding

molar

1

/ lər /

  1. Any of the teeth located toward the back of the jaws, having broad crowns for grinding food. Adult humans have 12 molars.


molar

2

/ lər /

  1. Relating to a mole.
  2. Containing one mole of solute per liter of solution.
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Word History and Origins

Origin of molar1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English molares (plural), from Latin molāris “grinding tooth, molar,” equivalent to mol(a) “millstone, mill” + -āris -ar 1

Origin of molar2

First recorded in 1860–65; from Latin mōl(ēs) “a lump; large mass” + -ar 1

Origin of molar3

First recorded in 1860–65; mole 4 + -ar 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of molar1

C19: from Latin mōlēs a mass

Origin of molar2

C16: from Latin molāris for grinding, from mola millstone
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Example Sentences

Miniconus jeanninae was distinguished by an unusual extra cusp on its molars.

Conacodon hettingeri is set apart from its close relatives by several features, including a comparatively short lobe on its last molar.

The mammoth DNA was extracted from three molars unearthed in the 1970s from permafrost in northeast Siberia.

That’s how the team found the kitten’s unerupted molars, a clue that this cat was less than five months old.

That’s how the team found the kitten’s unerupted molars, a clue that the animal was under five months old.

The weights themselves give us directly their gram-molecular or molar weights.

For the purpose of comparison the activity and the conductivity of molar hydrochloric acid are both represented by 100.

The concentrations are figurative, but may be taken to represent actual concentrations, such as 0.015 molar, etc.

All the bases were used in 0.025 molar concentration, and their degrees of ionization are given in the last column of the table.

In the following table180 are given the molar conductivities, (column 2), of acetic acid of varying concentrations, m (column 1).

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