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e·den·tu·lous

(ē-den'tyū-lŭs),
Toothless, having lost the natural teeth.
Synonym(s): agomphious, edentate
[L. edentulus, toothless]

edentate

(ē-dĕn′tāt′)
adj.
Lacking teeth.

e·den·tu·lous

(ē-den'tyū-lŭs)
Toothless, having lost the natural teeth.
Synonym(s): edentate.
[L. edentulus, toothless]

edentate

any of the placental mammals that constitute the order Edentata. Edentates are primitive mammals, lacking teeth or having only peg-like teeth from which enamel is absent, for example, sloths, anteaters, armadillos.

e·den·tu·lous

(ē-den'tyū-lŭs)
Toothless, having lost the natural teeth.
Synonym(s): agomphious, edentate.
[L. edentulus, toothless]

edentate

1. an animal without teeth, e.g. giant anteater.
2. used in the proper sense a member of the animal order Edentata, including anteaters and sloths.
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That plus subsistence hunting destroys anteater habitat and reduces their numbers, says John Aguiar, coordinator of the IUCN's edentate specialist group and editor of the scholarly journal Edentata.
Premaxilla with series of conical teeth laterally and band of villiform teeth medially; at anterior end of jaw one or two canine(s) adjacent to patch of very small teeth; symphysis edentate.
dominating in the vertebrate host macrophages, and includes reptiles, rodents, canids, edentates, marsupials, equas, procynoids, ungulates and also primates (Bray 1974).
Since a 2001 rule change, what is the minimum edentates.
Armadillos and anteaters are classified as edentates.
In 1950, Eliseo Palacios-Aguilera first reported the mammalian fossil remains of edentates and proboscideans recovered from the Quaternary deposits of Villaflores and Villa Corzo, these municipalities are located in central Chiapas.