molar

Part of speech: adjective

Grinding; fitted for grinding.

Part of speech: noun

A double tooth.

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Usage examples "molar":

  1. Penultimate molar, lower jaw, right side, one- third of natural size, Pleistocene and Newer Pliocene. - "The Antiquity of Man", Charles Lyell.
  2. The thin lips allow the white and regular teeth to be seen; the first molar on the right has been either broken in half, or has worn away more rapidly than the rest. - "History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 5 (of 12)", G. Maspero.
  3. It appears as if the posterior molar or wisdom- teeth were tending to become rudimentary in the more civilised races of man. - "The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)", Charles Darwin.