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premolar

[pree-moh-ler] /priˈmoʊ lər/
adjective
1.
situated in front of the molar teeth.
2.
pertaining to a milk tooth that will later be supplanted by a permanent molar.
noun
3.
a premolar tooth.
4.
Also called bicuspid. (in humans) any of eight teeth located in pairs on each side of the upper and lower jaws between the cuspids and molar teeth.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; pre- + molar1
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British Dictionary definitions for pre molars

premolar

/priːˈməʊlə/
adjective
1.
situated before a molar tooth
noun
2.
any one of eight bicuspid teeth in the human adult, two situated on each side of both jaws between the first molar and the canine
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Word Origin and History for pre molars

premolar

n.

"premolar tooth," 1841, from pre- + molar. Related: Premolars.

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pre molars in Medicine

premolar pre·mo·lar (prē-mō'lər)
n.
Any of eight bicuspid teeth located in pairs on each side of the upper and lower jaws behind the canines and in front of the molars. Also called bicuspid.

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pre molars in Science
premolar
  (prē-mō'lər)   
Any of eight bicuspid teeth in mammals, arranged in pairs on both sides of the upper and lower jaws between the canines and molars. Premolars are used to tear and grind food.
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