premolar

adjective
pre·​mo·​lar | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈmō-lər How to pronounce premolar (audio) \

Definition of premolar

: situated in front of or preceding the molar teeth especially : being or relating to those teeth of a mammal in front of the true molars and behind the canines when the latter are present

Other Words from premolar

premolar noun

Examples of premolar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both jaws had a third premolar, or cheek tooth, that’s only present in 2 to 6 percent of all Smilodon specimens. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 June 2021

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First Known Use of premolar

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Premolar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premolar. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for premolar

premolar

noun
pre·​mo·​lar | \ ˈprē-ˈmō-lər How to pronounce premolar (audio) \

Kids Definition of premolar

: a double-pointed tooth that comes between the canines and molars

premolar

adjective
pre·​mo·​lar | \ -ˈmō-lər How to pronounce premolar (audio) \

Medical Definition of premolar

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: situated in front of or preceding the molar teeth especially : being or relating to those teeth of a mammal in front of the true molars and behind the canines when the latter are present

premolar

noun

Medical Definition of premolar (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a premolar tooth that in humans is one of two in each side of each jaw

called also bicuspid

2 : a milk tooth that occupies the position later taken by a premolar tooth of the permanent dentition

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