Definition of molarization in US English:

molarization

(also molarisation)

noun

Zoology
  • The assumption, during the course of evolution, of the characteristics of a molar tooth by a premolar or other tooth.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From molar + -ization.

Pronunciation

molarization

/ˌməʊlərʌɪˈzeɪʃn/