What does the word molar mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Grinding; fitted for grinding.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A double tooth.

Usage examples for molar

  1. Penultimate molar, lower jaw, right side, one- third of natural size, Pleistocene and Newer Pliocene. – The Antiquity of Man by 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) by 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) by Charles Darwin