premolar

[pree-moh-ler]
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:
1835–45; pre- + molar1

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premolar (priːˈməʊlə)
 
adj
1.  situated before a molar tooth
 
n
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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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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premolar   (prē-mō'lər)  Pronunciation Key 
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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The dental branches supply the molar and premolar teeth.
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