premolar

[ pree-moh-ler ]
/ priˈmoʊ lər /

adjective

situated in front of the molar teeth.
pertaining to a milk tooth that will later be supplanted by a permanent molar.

noun

a premolar tooth.
Also called bicuspid. (in humans) any of eight teeth located in pairs on each side of the upper and lower jaws between the cuspids and molar teeth.

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Origin of premolar

First recorded in 1835–45; pre- + molar1
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British Dictionary definitions for premolar

premolar
/ (priːˈməʊlə) /

adjective

situated before a molar tooth

noun

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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Medical definitions for premolar

premolar
[ prē-mōlər ]

n.

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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Scientific definitions for premolar

premolar
[ prē-mōlər ]

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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