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mo·lar 1

 (mō′lər)
adj.
1. Chemistry
a. Relating to or designating the molarity of a solution.
b. Relating to one mole of a substance.
2. Physics Of or relating to a body of matter as a whole, perceived apart from molecular or atomic properties.

[From mole.]

mo·lar 2

 (mō′lər)
n.
A tooth with a broad crown used to grind food, located behind the premolars.
adj.
1. Relating to the molars.
2. Capable of grinding.

[From Middle English molares, molars, from Latin molāris, belonging to a mill, grinder, molar, from mola, millstone; see melə- in Indo-European roots.]
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molar

(ˈməʊlə)
n
1. (Dentistry) any of the 12 broad-faced grinding teeth in man
2. (Zoology) a corresponding tooth in other mammals
adj
3. (Dentistry) of, relating to, or designating any of these teeth
4. (Zoology) of, relating to, or designating any of these teeth
5. used for or capable of grinding
[C16: from Latin molāris for grinding, from mola millstone]

molar

(ˈməʊlə)
adj
1. (Chemistry) (of a physical quantity) per unit amount of substance: molar volume.
2. (Chemistry) (not recommended in technical usage) (of a solution) containing one mole of solute per litre of solution
[C19: from Latin mōlēs a mass]
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mo•lar1

(ˈmoʊ lər)

n.
1. Also called mo′lar tooth`. a tooth having a broad biting surface adapted for grinding, being one of 12 in humans, with 3 on each side of the upper and lower jaws.
adj.
2. adapted for grinding, as teeth.
3. pertaining to such teeth.
[1535–45; < Latin molāris grinder =mol(a) millstone + -āris -ar1]

mo•lar2

(ˈmoʊ lər)

adj.
pertaining to a body of matter as a whole, as contrasted with molecular and atomic.
[1860–65; < Latin mōl(ēs) a mass]

mo•lar3

(ˈmoʊ lər)

adj.
describing a solution containing one mole of solute per liter of solution.
[1860–65]
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mo·lar 1

(mō′lər)
Chemistry
1. Relating to a mole.
2. Containing one mole of solute per liter of solution.

molar 2

Any of the teeth located toward the back of the jaws, having broad crowns for grinding food. Adult humans have 12 molars.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.molar - grinding tooth with a broad crownmolar - grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars
tooth - hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
wisdom tooth - any of the last 4 teeth on each side of the upper and lower jaw; the last of the permanent teeth to erupt (between ages 16 and 21)
Adj.1.molar - of or pertaining to the grinding teeth in the back of a mammal's mouth; "molar teeth"
2.molar - designating a solution containing one mole of solute per liter of solution
3.molar - containing one mole of a substance; "molar weight"
4.molar - pertaining to large units of behavior; "such molar problems of personality as the ego functions"--R.R. Hunt
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
molecular - relating to simple or elementary organization; "proceed by more and more detailed analysis to the molecular facts of perception"--G.A. Miller
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Translations
ضِرْس، طاحِنَه
stoličkamolární
kindtand
poskihammas
őrlőfog
jaxl
krūminis dantis
dzeroklis
azı dişi

molar

[ˈməʊləʳ] Nmuela f
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molar

[ˈməʊlər] nmolaire f
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molar (tooth)

nBackenzahn m
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molar

[ˈməʊləʳ] adj & nmolare (m)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

molar

(ˈməulə) noun
a back tooth which is used for grinding food.
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mo·lar

n. diente molar, muela.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

molar

adj (dent, obst) molar; n molar m (form), muela; third — tercer molar, muela del juicio (fam)
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References in classic literature ?
D'Arnot taught him many of the refinements of civilization--even to the use of knife and fork; but sometimes Tarzan would drop them in disgust and grasp his food in his strong brown hands, tearing it with his molars like a wild beast.
For five-and-thirty minutes not a sound was heard throughout the length and breadth of that boat, save the clank of cutlery and crockery, and the steady grinding of four sets of molars. At the end of five-and-thirty minutes, Harris said, "Ah!" and took his left leg out from under him and put his right one there instead.
They were, however, so completely decayed, that I could only bring away small fragments of one of the great molar teeth; but these are sufficient to show that the remains belonged to a Mastodon, probably to the same species with that, which formerly must have inhabited the Cordillera in Upper Peru in such great numbers.
In the oral cavity, mandibular molars are the first permanent teeth to erupt and are the most common teeth that require endodontic treatment because of early caries.5 Variability in the root canal morphology exists among different races.6 Root canal morphology of mandibular first molar has been extensively studied among various population groups and their results demonstrate that it exhibits diverse morphologic variations.8-13 Gu et al.8 studied root canal anatomy in Chinese population and reported that the most common root canal configuration in the root was Type IV (64.4%) followed by Type II (11.1%).
However, Class III elastic wear causes unwanted side effects, such as maxillary incisor proclination, maxillary molar and mandibular incisor elongation and it also tends to widen maxillary molars, roll their crowns lingually besides requiring patient compliance (2).
Molars, which are used as anchorage teeth, are also important, especially the first permanent molars, the compensatory differences of which have crucial roles in growth, development, and anchorage control.
The effect of a single dose prednisolone with and without diclofenac on pain, trismus, and swelling after removal of mandibular third molars. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2006; 64: 1761-6.
The clinical study approved by the Institutional Ethical and Research Committee was conducted among the patients who reported for extraction of maxillary molars to the Department of Dental Surgery.
On intraoral examination, buccally placed bilateral paramolars were present in between first and second maxillary molars (Figure 1).
Objective: To evaluate the therapeutic effects of pulpotomy and pulpectomy on deciduous molars with deep caries.