Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “premolar”

premolar

noun [C]     /ˌpriːˈməʊ.lər/ US  /-ˈmoʊ.lɚ/
one of the two teeth immediately in front of the molars on both sides of the upper and lower jaws of humans and some other animals, used for grinding and chewing food (= crushing it with the teeth)The teethDentistryProblems with bones, joints and teeth
(Definition of premolar noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of premolar

Translations of “premolar”

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More