The teeth with broad surfaces at the back of the mouth that serve to grind food. Including the wisdom teeth, adults have twelve molars — six on the top and six on the bottom. (Compare incisors and canines.)
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We have teeth that allow us to grind plants (molars) or tear flesh (incisors).The Top 10 Diets of 2013 Are All Useless (Except to Book Publishers)|Kent Sepkowitz|December 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It differs from typical rats of the genus Mus by its broader incisors, and the less distinct cusps on the molars.
The molars differ essentially from the teeth of the same class in the human species.
The molars have their grinding surface comparable to that of the horse; they increase in size from the first to the sixth.
Premolars compressed, pointed; and the molars with quadrate tuberculated crowns.
The molars of the upper jaw and the last premolar have only three well-marked cusps; in the lower jaw they have four.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard