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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]
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