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Descriptor English: Molar
Descriptor Spanish: Diente Molar
Descriptor Portuguese: Dente Molar
Descriptor French: Molaire
Entry term(s): Molars
Tree number(s): A14.549.167.860.525
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008963
Scope note: The most posterior teeth on either side of the jaw, totaling eight in the deciduous dentition (2 on each side, upper and lower), and usually 12 in the permanent dentition (three on each side, upper and lower). They are grinding teeth, having large crowns and broad chewing surfaces. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p821)
Annotation: the most posterior teeth; for grinding; NIM when merely locational
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 65
History Note: 65
DeCS ID: 9153
Unique ID: D008963
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Date Established: 1965/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2003/07/09
Molar - Preferred
Concept UI M0013980
Scope note The most posterior teeth on either side of the jaw, totaling eight in the deciduous dentition (2 on each side, upper and lower), and usually 12 in the permanent dentition (three on each side, upper and lower). They are grinding teeth, having large crowns and broad chewing surfaces. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p821)
Preferred term Molar
Entry term(s) Molars



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