AskDefine | Define molar

Dictionary Definition

molar adj
1 designating a solution containing 1 mole of solute per 1000 grams of solvent [syn: molal]
2 of or pertaining to molar teeth; "molar weight"
3 containing one mole of a substance; "molar weight"
4 pertaining to large units of behavior; "such molar problems of personality as the ego functions"--R.R. Hunt [syn: molar(a)] [ant: molecular(a)] n : grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars [syn: grinder]

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English

Etymology 1

From molaris meaning grinding as a millstone (molalang=la).

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. a back tooth having a broad surface used for grinding one's food.
Translations
back tooth

Adjective

molar
  1. of, or relating to the molar teeth, or to grinding

Etymology 2

from mole (chemistry)

Adjective

  1. of, relating to, or being a solution containing one mole of solute per litre of solution
  2. of, or relating to a complete body of matter as distinct from its molecular or atomic constituents
Translations
  • Italian: molare

Extensive Definition

Molar may refer to:
molar in French: Molaire

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

baby tooth, bicuspid, bucktooth, canine, crown, cuspid, cutter, deciduous tooth, dent, dental, denticle, denticulation, dentiform, dentil, dentition, dentoid, dogtooth, eyetooth, fang, fanged, fore tooth, gagtooth, gang tooth, gold tooth, grinder, incisor, milk tooth, odontoid, peg, permanent tooth, pivot tooth, premolar, scrivello, snag, snaggle-toothed, snaggled, snaggletooth, tooth, toothed, toothlike, toothy, tush, tusk, tusked, wisdom tooth
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