from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Chemistry Relating to or designating a solution that contains one mole of solute per liter of solution.
- adj. Chemistry Containing one mole of a substance.
- adj. Physics Of or relating to a body of matter as a whole, perceived apart from molecular or atomic properties.
- n. A tooth with a broad crown used to grind food, located behind the premolars.
- adj. Of or relating to the molars.
- adj. Capable of grinding.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A back tooth having a broad surface used for grinding one's food.
- adj. Of, or relating to the molar teeth, or to grinding.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a solution containing one mole of solute per litre of solution.
- adj. Of, or relating to a complete body of matter as distinct from its molecular or atomic constituents.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a mass of matter; -- said of the properties or motions of masses, as distinguished from those of molecules or atoms.
- adj. Being at a concentration having the designated number of moles (of solute) per liter of solvent.
- adj. Having power to grind; grinding; ; also, of or pertaining to the molar teeth.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Grinding, triturating, or crushing, as distinguished from cutting, piercing, or tearing, as a tooth.
- Of or pertaining to a molar or molars: as, molar glands.
- In entomology, of or pertaining to a mola: as, a molar space or area.
- n. 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.
- n. In ichthyology, a tooth which has a rounded or convex surface, as in sparoid fishes, or a flat surface, as in the Myliobatidæ.
- n. In entomology, one of the thick internal processes with a grinding surface found on the mandibles of many insects, near the base.
- 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.
- Relating to or having the characters of a uterine mole: as, molar pregnancy. See mole.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or pertaining to the grinding teeth in the back of a mammal's mouth
- n. grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars
- adj. containing one mole of a substance
- adj. pertaining to large units of behavior
- adj. designating a solution containing one mole of solute per liter of solution
For instance, in pulling a back tooth he recommends that the gums be incised so as to loosen them around the roots, and then the tooth itself may be drawn with a special forceps which he calls a molar forceps.
On the way back to the interstate, we stopped at a Del's Lemonade truck, but I think I "can has" no more Del's until the cracked molar is fixed.
In rare cases, a condition called molar pregnancy causes brownish vaginal discharge in early pregnancy.
As in all well-regulated families, the usual tariff obtained in ours, -- half-a-crown a tooth; one shilling only if the molar were a loose one.
The permanent false molar, which is also concealed in this upper jaw, is larger than that of the lower jaw of Macropus titan, but I have observed
However, both NIST and mole fraction Χ, (also called molar fraction) denotes the number of moles of a component as a proportion of the total number of moles.
The mole fraction Χ, (also called molar fraction) denotes the number of moles of a component as a proportion of the total number of moles.
The word "molar" is often used to include the five cheek-teeth on each side of each jaw, but more strictly the anterior bicuspid teeth are called "pre-molars," and the three larger teeth behind them, which have no predecessors or representatives in the first or milk dentition, are called true molars or simply "molars" -- a rule we have followed here.
"A beverage emulsion is a complex system in which many factors, such as molar mass, branching, concentration, viscosity, and dilution of the stabilizing hydrocolloid have a profound effect on emulsion stability.
Defective fertilized eggs can also result in molar pregnancies in which a nonviable embryo implants and proliferates within the uterus.
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