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molar

Pronunciation: mo'lar

Definition:

  1. Denoting a grinding, abrading, or wearing away.
  2. Massive; relating to a mass; not molecular.
  3. Denoting a concentration of 1 g.-molecular weight (1 mol) of solute per liter of solution, the common unit of concentration in chemistry.
  4. Denoting specific quantity, molar volume (volume of 1 mol).

Synonym(s): molar tooth

[L. molaris, relating to a mill, millstone]

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