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edentate

adjective eden·tate \ (ˌ)ē-ˈden-ˌtāt \

Definition of edentate

1 : lacking teeth
2 : being an edentate

Origin and Etymology of edentate

Latin edentatus, past participle of edentare to make toothless, from e- + dent-, dens tooth — more at tooth


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edentate

noun

Definition of edentate

: any of an order (Edentata) of mammals having few or no teeth and including the sloths, armadillos, and New World anteaters and formerly also the pangolins and the aardvark

First Known Use of edentate

1835


Medical Dictionary

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edentate

adjective eden·tate \ (ˈ)ē-ˈden-ˌtāt \

medical Definition of edentate

1 : lacking teeth
2 : being an edentate

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edentate

noun

medical Definition of edentate

: any mammal of the order Edentata called also xenarthran

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