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priˈmoʊ lərpre·mo·lar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. premolar, bicuspidnoun

    a tooth having two cusps or points; located between the incisors and the molars


  1. premolarnoun

    A tooth situated in front of the molar teeth; especially a tooth in humans with two cusps which is between the canines and the molars (latin: singular dens premolaris, plural dentes premolares)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Premolaradjective

    situated in front of the molar teeth

  2. Premolarnoun

    an anterior molar tooth which has replaced a deciduous molar. See Tooth


  1. Premolar

    The premolar teeth are transitional teeth located between the canine and molar teeth. In humans, there are two premolars per quadrant, making eight premolars total in the mouth. They have at least two cusps. Premolars can be considered as a 'transitional tooth' during chewing, or mastication. It has properties of both the anterior canines and posterior molars, and so food can be transferred from the canines to the premolars and finally to the molars for grinding, instead of directly from the canines to the molars. The premolars in humans are the maxillary first premolar, maxillary second premolar, mandibular first premolar, and the mandibular second premolar. There is always one large buccal cusp, especially so in the mandibular first premolar. The lower second premolar almost always presents with two lingual cusps. Molar teeth by definition are permanent teeth distal to the canines, preceded by deciduous premolars. In primitive placental mammals there are four premolars per quadrant. The most mesial two have been lost in Catarrhines. Paleontologists refer to human premolars as Pm3 and Pm4.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Premolar

    prē-mō′lar, adj. before a molar, in place or time, deciduous.—n. a milk-molar.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of premolar in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of premolar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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