designating or of a tooth or teeth adapted for grinding
Origin of molarClassical Latin molaris, a mill from mola, millstone: see mill
a molar tooth: in humans there are usually twelve permanent molars, three on each side of each jaw behind the bicuspids
Origin of molarmol(e) + -arChem. relating to the mole, or gram-molecular weight; specif., designating a solution containing one mole of solute per liter of solution
Origin of molar< L moles, mass (see mole) + -arPhysics of a body (of matter) as a whole
- Chemistry a. Relating to or designating the molarity of a solution.b. Relating to one mole of a substance.
- Physics Of or relating to a body of matter as a whole, perceived apart from molecular or atomic properties.
Origin of molarFrom mole 5
A tooth with a broad crown used to grind food, located behind the premolars.
- Relating to the molars.
- Capable of grinding.
Origin of molarFrom Middle English molares molars from Latin molāris belonging to a mill, grinder, molar from mola millstone ; see melə- in Indo-European roots.
- A back tooth having a broad surface used for grinding one's food.
From mole (chemical term).