noun plural

Eden·​ta·​ta ˌē-ˌden-ˈtät-ə How to pronounce Edentata (audio) -ˈtāt- How to pronounce Edentata (audio)
: an order of the major taxon Eutheria comprising mammals with few or no teeth and including the sloths, armadillos, and New World anteaters and formerly also the pangolins and the aardvark

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“Edentata.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Edentata. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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