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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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 and Etymology 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

molarity

play \mō-ˈla-rə-tē\ noun


Origin and Etymology of molar

5mole


First Known Use: 1902

Rhymes with molar


MOLAR Defined for Kids

molar

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noun mo·lar \ˈmō-lər\

Definition of molar for Students

  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.


Medical Dictionary

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molar

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noun mo·lar \ˈmō-lər\

Medical Definition of molar

  1. :  a tooth with a rounded or flattened surface adapted for grinding; specifically :  one of the mammalian teeth behind the incisors and canines sometimes including the premolars but more exactly restricted to the three posterior pairs in each human jaw on each side which are not preceded by milk teeth



Illustration of molar


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molar

adjective mo·lar

Medical Definition of molar

  1. 1a:  pulverizing by friction <molar teeth>b:  of, relating to, or located near the molar teeth <molar gland>

  2. 2:  of, relating to, possessing the qualities of, or characterized by a hydatidiform mole <molar pregnancy>




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molar

adjective mo·lar

Medical Definition of molar

  1. 1:  of or relating to a mass of matter as distinguished from the properties or motions of molecules or atoms

  2. 2:  of or relating to larger units of behavior especially as relatable to a prior deprivation or motivational pattern of the organism <interest in such molar problems of personality as the ego functions—R. R. Holt>—compare molecular 2




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molar

adjective mo·lar

Medical 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




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