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  • noun Northern England, Scotland A molar tooth; molar.

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From Middle English axyltothe, of North Germanic origin, from axyl, from Old Norse jaxl ("a jaw-tooth, grinder") + Middle English tothe ("tooth"). Cognate with Scots assletuith, asseltuith ("molar, axletooth"). Compare also Danish axeltand ("molar, axletooth"), Swedish oxeltand ("molar, axletooth").

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