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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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However, data from successive national surveys indicate that the percentage of older adults losing all their natural teeth has declined substantially since the 1950s, when the majority of persons aged [greater than or equal to] 65 years were edentate (1).
He also gave a brief diagnosis for Pseudanthias: "Pseudanthias Bleeker scales medium to large; jaws with some canines; vomer and palatines toothed; tongue edentate; snout and lower jaw scaly; preopercle serrate; dorsal fin not or little notched, spines 10; pectoral rays divided; caudal slightly emarginate or incised; branchiostegals 7.
All claws edentate, claws of legs I and II clearly smaller than on legs III and IV.
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.
Edentate persons were those who reported having lost all their teeth.
Key Words: Partially Edentate, edentulousness Gingival recession, Attrition, Tooth loss, Tooth wear, Chewing tobacco (smokeless tobacco).
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. Dentary with 1 to 3 recurved canine(s) about one-fourth to one-third way back from anterior end of jaw; anterior to recurved canine(s) patch or band of villiform to very small conical teeth; posterior to recurved canine(s) series or band of small conical teeth extending along jaw; exserted canine at anterior end of jaw; symphysis edentate.
The corpses were from the Department of Anatomy of the UFPE, which were divided into three groups: four dentate, two anterior edentate and two total edentate.
Lassila et al also confirmed that the oral edge of the incisive papilla is generally unaltered in the edentate.