molar

noun
mo·​lar | \ˈmō-lər \

Definition of molar 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: 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

molar

adjective (1)

Definition of molar (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : pulverizing by friction : grinding

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

molar

adjective (2)

Definition of molar (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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

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Adjective (2)

molarity \mō-​ˈla-​rə-​tē \ noun

First Known Use of molar

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (1)

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective (2)

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for molar

Noun

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

Adjective (2)

mole entry 5

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molar

noun

English Language Learners Definition of molar

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

molar

noun
mo·​lar | \ˈmō-lər \

Kids Definition of molar

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

molar

noun
mo·​lar | \ˈmō-lər \

Medical Definition of molar 

(Entry 1 of 4)

: 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

molar

adjective

Medical Definition of molar (Entry 2 of 4)

1a : pulverizing by friction molar teeth

b : of, relating to, or located near the molar teeth molar gland

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

molar

adjective

Medical Definition of molar (Entry 3 of 4)

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

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 sense 2

molar

adjective

Medical Definition of molar (Entry 4 of 4)

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

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

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