Medical Dictionary


noun mo·lar \ˈmō-lər\

Medical Definition of MOLAR

:  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

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