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molar

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noun mo·lar \ˈmō-lər\

Simple Definition of molar

  • : a large tooth near the back of the jaw with a wide surface used especially for grinding food

Full Definition of molar

  1. :  a tooth with a rounded or flattened surface adapted for grinding; specifically :  one of the cheek teeth in mammals behind the incisors and canines — see tooth illustration

Origin of molar

Middle English molares, plural, from Latin molaris, from molaris of a mill, from mola millstone — more at mill


First Known Use: 14th century

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molar

adjective mo·lar

Definition of molar

  1. 1 :  pulverizing by friction :  grinding

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or located near the molar teeth



1626

First Known Use of molar

1626


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molar

adjective mo·lar

Definition of molar

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a mole of a substance <the molar volume of a gas>

  2. 2 :  containing one mole of solute in one liter of solution

mo·lar·i·ty play \mō-ˈla-rə-tē\ noun


Origin of molar

5mole


First Known Use: 1902


MOLAR Defined for Kids

molar

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noun mo·lar \ˈmō-lər\

Definition of molar

  1. :  a large tooth near the back of the mouth with a broad surface used for grinding



History for molar

A millstone is a large stone used for grinding grain. We have teeth, called molars, that are also used for grinding. The English word molar comes from a Latin word molaris that is derived from mola, “millstone.” The English word mill comes ultimately from Latin molina, which is also derived from mola.


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