• WordNet 3.6
    • adj molar pertaining to large units of behavior "such molar problems of personality as the ego functions"--R.R. Hunt"
    • adj molar containing one mole of a substance "molar weight"
    • adj molar designating a solution containing one mole of solute per liter of solution
    • adj molar of or pertaining to the grinding teeth in the back of a mammal's mouth "molar teeth"
    • n molar grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Molar (Anat) Any one of the teeth back of the incisors and canines. The molars which replace the deciduous or milk teeth are designated as premolars, and those which are not preceded by deciduous teeth are sometimes called true molars. See Tooth.
    • a Molar Having power to grind; grinding; as, the molar teeth; also, of or pertaining to the molar teeth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • molar Grinding, triturating, or crushing, as distinguished from cutting, piercing, or tearing, as a tooth.
    • molar Of or pertaining to a molar or molars: as, molar glands.
    • molar In entomology, of or pertaining to a mola: as, a molar space or area.
    • n molar In anatomy, a grinding tooth or grinder; a back tooth; especially, a molar tooth which is not preceded by a milk-molar or milk-tooth: distinguished from premolar, canine, and incisor. In man there are three true molars on each side of each jaw. The two next to these are called premolars or false molars. The posterior molar is the wisdom-tooth. See dental formula (under dental) and tooth, and cut under ruminant.
    • n molar In ichthyology, a tooth which has a rounded or convex surface, as in sparoid fishes, or a flat surface, as in the Myliobatidæ.
    • n molar In entomology, one of the thick internal processes with a grinding surface found on the mandibles of many insects, near the base.
    • molar Pertaining to a mass or to a body as a whole; acting on or by means of large masses of matter; acting in the aggregate and not in detail; massive: ordinarily used in contrast to molecular.
    • molar Relating to or having the characters of a uterine mole: as, molar pregnancy. See mole.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Molar mō′lar grinding, as a mill: used for grinding
    • n Molar a grinding tooth: a back tooth
    • adj Molar mō′lar of or pertaining to a mass: acting on or by means of whole masses.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. molaris, fr. mola, mill, fr. molere, to grind in a mill. See Mill the machine
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. moles, a mass.


In literature:

It is molar, not molecular.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
The molar teeth weighed eighteen pounds each.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, June 1887" by Various
The main supply of saliva, which is poured from the cheeks opposite the upper molars, is often acid when in small quantities.
"Are the Effects of Use and Disuse Inherited?" by William Platt Ball
Kandy was but a mountain village when the holy molar was brought here in the sixteenth century for safe-keeping.
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
Thumbs placed upon last molar teeth on each side; note jaw grasped between fingers and thumbs to force it into place.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
Physics has its principles of molar action and reaction; chemistry studies molecular interaction.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
The last left molar tooth, not being diseased, was alone left.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
The hind teeth, consisting of premolars and molars, are used for grinding.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
All but the last four molars, sometimes called wisdom teeth, should be through by the time a child is fifteen.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
This matter of leaving home for the treatment of sore molars has suddenly become an important one in the north.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
The last upper molar is concealed by the penultimate tooth.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
All three temporary molars are now about level.
"The Pig" by Sanders Spencer
His mouth was of such proportions that the slightest smile revealed his teeth back to the molars.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
These subspecies resemble each other in large size and large molar teeth.
"Subspeciation in the Meadow Mouse, Microtus pennsylvanicus, in Wyoming, Colorado, and Adjacent Areas" by Sydney Anderson
The second molar tooth magnified six times.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
The tall upper molars have inner columns.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
Having rivalled a hyena in the hideousness of his grin, he closed the jaws and hid his molars.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 368, June 1846" by Various
It hath its rise at the Root of the Molar Teeth of both the Jaws, and is extended quite round about the Lips.
"The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method" by Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
View of same molar as No.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
The molars are well worn, but the pattern, as a whole, is easily discernable.
"A New Species of Heteromyid Rodent from the Middle Oligocene of Northeast Colorado with Remarks on the Skull" by Edwin C. Galbreath

In poetry:

Or driven to his final ditch,
To his extremest thicket,
He'll fight with claws and molars (which
Is not considered cricket).
"Parable For A Certain Virgin" by Dorothy Parker
Friend, there's a hope for me and you:
Let us resolve to chew and chew
With molars strong;
The man who learns to masticate
With patience may control his fate,
His life prolong.
"Cows" by Robert W Service
The stage is about to be swept of corpses.
You have no more chance than an infusorian
Lodged in a hollow molar of an eohippus.
Come, now, no prattle of remergence with the
ovtws ov.(Greek word)
"Horatian Epode To The Duchess Of Malfi" by Allen Tate
"Few lovers have the privilege enjoyed, my dear, by you,
Of chopping off a rival's head and quartering him too!
Of vengeance, dear, to-morrow you will surely take your fill!"
And GILBERT ground his molars as he answered her, "I will!"
"Annie Protheroe. A Legend of Stratford-le-Bow" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

This time of year, our molars ache from all the sweets and treats we meet.
A study by Dr Ziv Mazor et al, published in Implant Dentistry, presents results of a single-molar area rehabilitated by 2 narrow- diameter dental implants.
Is SS 316L compatible with 6 Molar guanidine hydrochloride of pH 4.
Specifically, Gedge has turned to one of John Lennon's molars .
The study found that 33 patients received 66 implants replacing 33 missing first molars .
Most of the implants were used to replace a mandibular molar (76%) and 16 were used to replace 8 maxillary molars .
Ectopic molar in the maxillary sinus precipitating a mucocele: A case report and literature review.
THE EDITOR'S CORNER Solving the Molar-Distalization Dilemma.
Non-Surgical Uprighting of Exposed, Mesially Impacted Lower Molars.
A Molar-Grinding Account of Being Uninsured in the Southwest and Undergoing Dental Surgery in Mexico.
These four extra teeth are your third molars, also known as "wisdom teeth".
Teeth and bones about 4 miles south of Mt Clemens, and a molar and bones , but he did not have the exact location for that find.
When buying a toothbrush, consider that compact heads move most easily around small mouths and long, flexible handles are best for reaching back molars.
It's best to find or calculate molar heating values and then convert to a mass or volumetric basis of your choice, as outlined in the Excel workbook available for download at
Invented at the Cleveland Clinic and spun off into a separate, private company called Autonomic Technologies Inc -- is implanted in the upper gum above the second molar to treat cluster headaches and migraine headaches .

In science:

The frequency change due to the increase of inertia moment by the sample is in reasonable agreement with molar volume estimation (see Fig. 1).
Annealing Effect for Supersolid Fraction in $^4$He
Vd is the deposit volume, Ip the probe current, t the deposition time, e0 the electron charge, and NA Avogadro’s constant. The molar mass of the deposit, Md, is determined from EDX composition measurements (see section 4.2.).
Dose and energy dependence of mechanical properties of focused electron beam induced pillar deposits from Cu(C5HF6O2)2
Following the usual convention square brackets indicate the molar concentration of a chemical species.
Physico-chemical modelling of target depletion during hybridisation on oligonulceotide microarrays
Assuming that x is the molar fraction of one of the components, we conclude that presence of these uncertainties should depend on x.
Teaching the third law of thermodynamics
V is the molar volume of the material under standard conditions .
Semiclassical planetology : some results
N represents the number of the polymer segments defined in the usual manner. K and a stand for the parameters of the KuhnMark-Houwink relation; M1 and ρ1 are the molar mass and the density of the solvent.
On what Terms and why the Thermodynamic Properties of Polymer Solutions Depend on Chain Length up to the Melt
This solvent is to our knowledge the very best for PDMS. A selection of experimental data obtained from HSGC, light scattering (χο ) and IGC (χ∞ ) for nine polymer samples of different molar mass is shown in Fig. 2, together with the modeling of these results according to eq (8).
On what Terms and why the Thermodynamic Properties of Polymer Solutions Depend on Chain Length up to the Melt
Fig. 2: Composition dependence of χ for solutions of PDMS in n-C8 at 40 °C. The number average molar masses (in kg/mol) are indicated in the graphs.
On what Terms and why the Thermodynamic Properties of Polymer Solutions Depend on Chain Length up to the Melt
At 40 °C (Fig. 4a) the influence of molar mass on χ is qualitatively still the same as for good solvents, i.e. the interaction parameter rises upon an augmentation of M.
On what Terms and why the Thermodynamic Properties of Polymer Solutions Depend on Chain Length up to the Melt
Fig. 5: Dependence of χο on the molar mass M of the polymer evaluated according to the eqs (2) and (4) for different solvents and 40 °C; a, the exponent of the Kuhn-Mark-Houwink relation, characteristic for the different polymer/solvent systems is indicated in the graph.
On what Terms and why the Thermodynamic Properties of Polymer Solutions Depend on Chain Length up to the Melt
Vm is the molar volume of liquid helium at the lambda point and saturated vapor pressure, kB is Boltzmann’s constant and a the lattice spacing in the x − y model required to make contact with the critical behavior of the correlation length in helium.
Heat capacity scaling function for confined superfluids
EA≈ 0.97 eV is in excellent agreement with the data of Fietz et al. , Veal et al. and with the results of 18O tracer diffusion experiments . From the pressure dependence of EA the activation volume for diffusion could be calculated and was found to be close to the molar volume of O2- [93,95].
High Pressure Effects on Superconductivity
Molar ratio of co-surfactant (pentanol) over surfactant (CpCl) for hexagonal phases samples without polymer (black squares) and with a molar ratio of polymer over surfactant (red circles) β = 1%, (green up-triangles) β = 2%, and (blue down-triangles) β = 3%.
Copolymer-induced stabilizing effect of highly swollen hexagonal mesophases
These states are used to compute average values of energy, molar specific heat, occupancy, structure factor and rough static electric conductivity.
Quantum Monte Carlo Simulation of the two-dimensional ionic Hubbard model
The molar specific heat at kT = 0.01 for different values of ∆.
Quantum Monte Carlo Simulation of the two-dimensional ionic Hubbard model