premolar teeth

1. the permanent teeth between the canines and the molars; there are two on either side in each jaw. The upper premolars are bicuspid and the lower have from one to three cusps. Premolars are succedaneous to the deciduous molar teeth. Symbol P. Called also dentes premolares [TA], premolars, bicuspids, and bicuspid teeth. 2. in animals other than humans, the teeth that succeed the deciduous molars regardless of the number to be succeeded.

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  • Premolar — Bicuspid redirects here. For the bicuspid heart valve, see mitral valve. Premolar Permanent teeth of right half of lower dental arch, seen from above. Latin dentes premolares …   Wikipedia

  • premolar — (also premolar tooth) ► NOUN ▪ a tooth situated between the canines and molar teeth …   English terms dictionary

  • premolar — [prē mō′lər] adj. designating or of any of the bicuspid teeth situated in front of the molars n. a premolar tooth …   English World dictionary

  • Premolar — Pre*mo lar, a. (Anat.) Situated in front of the molar teeth. n. An anterior molar tooth which has replaced a deciduous molar. See {Tooth}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • premolar — 1. Anterior to a molar tooth. 2. A bicuspid tooth. * * * pre·mo·lar mō lər adj situated in front of or preceding the molar teeth esp being or relating to those teeth of a mammal in front of the true molars and behind the canines when the latter… …   Medical dictionary

  • premolar — /pree moh leuhr/, adj. 1. situated in front of the molar teeth. 2. pertaining to a milk tooth that will later be supplanted by a permanent molar. n. 3. a premolar tooth. 4. Also called bicuspid. (in humans) any of eight teeth located in pairs on… …   Universalium

  • premolar — pre•mo•lar [[t]priˈmoʊ lər[/t]] adj. 1) den situated in front of the molar teeth 2) den a premolar tooth 3) den 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… …   From formal English to slang

  • premolar — /ˌpriˈmoʊlə/ (say .pree mohluh) adjective 1. denoting or relating to certain of the permanent teeth in mammals (in humans, usually called bicuspid teeth) in front of the molar teeth. –noun 2. a premolar tooth. 3. → bicuspid (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • premolar — adjective Date: circa 1859 situated in front of or preceding the molar teeth; especially being or relating to those teeth of a mammal in front of the true molars and behind the canines when the latter are present • premolar noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • premolar — (also premolar tooth) noun a tooth situated between the canines and molar teeth …   English new terms dictionary


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