Origin of premolar
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The representative of the first premolar is minute and soon shod.
In the Hapalidae, as in the Cebidae, there is a third premolar, but the molars are reduced to 2/2.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
There is but one incisor, but the premolar and molar series are complete.
It has lost only one premolar, and has therefore forty teeth in all.
The third premolar is lacking from each side of both the upper and the lower jaws of each individual of this series from Álamos.Pipistrellus cinnamomeus Miller 1902
Walter W. Dalquist
- situated before a molar tooth
- any one of eight bicuspid teeth in the human adult, two situated on each side of both jaws between the first molar and the canine
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Word Origin and History for premolar
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- Any of eight bicuspid teeth located in pairs on each side of the upper and lower jaws behind the canines and in front of the molars.bicuspid
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- Any of eight bicuspid teeth in mammals, arranged in pairs on both sides of the upper and lower jaws between the canines and molars. Premolars are used to tear and grind food.
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