Definition of Edentate

1. Noun. Primitive terrestrial mammal with few if any teeth; of tropical Central America and South America.




2. Adjective. Having few if any teeth. "Anteaters are edentate animals"
Exact synonyms: Edental, Edentulate
Similar to: Toothless

Definition of Edentate

1. a. Destitute of teeth; as, an edentate quadruped; an edentate leaf.

2. n. One of the Edentata.

Definition of Edentate

1. Adjective. Lacking teeth. ¹

2. Noun. Any mammal that has few or no teeth, but especially the anteaters, armadillos, and sloths of the former order ''Edentata''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Edentate

1. a toothless mammal [n -S]

Medical Definition of Edentate

1. 1. Destitute of teeth; as, an edentate quadruped; an edentate leaf. 2. Belonging to the Edentata. One of the Edentata. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Edentate

edelweisses
edema
edemas
edemata
edematic
edematization
edematogenic
edematose
edematous
edenharterite
edenic
edenite
edental
edentalous
edentata
edentate (current term)
edentated
edentates
edentation
edentulate
edentulous
edestin
edetate
edetate calcium disodium
edetic acid
edgarbaileyite
edgarite
edge-localised mode
edge-to-edge bite

Literary usage of Edentate

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1. The Geography of Mammals by William Lutley Sclater, Philip Lutley Sclater (1899)
"CHAPTER XIV DISTRIBUTION OF edentate MAMMALS SECTION I.—INTRODUCTORY REMARKS As is the case with most ancient groups, we find the various types of edentate ..."

2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1903)
"—A NEW SPECIES OF FOSSIL edentate FROM THE SANTA CRUZ FORMATION OF PATAGONIA. By BARNUM BROWN. In the autumn of 1898 the American Museum of Natural History ..."

3. Journal of the British Dental Association by British Dental Association (1892)
"edentate Jaws. BY T. SCOTT FOSTER, LDSGlas., Mayor of Portsmouth. As instances of total absence of permanent teeth are very rare, and by some are disputed ..."

4. What Words Say: A Practical Analysis of Words : for Use in Elementary Schools by John Kennedy (1887)
"... also the system of teeth occurring in an animal. p edentate animals, such as the sloth and armadillo, are without, or destitute of, the fore teeth and ..."

5. University of California Publications. Bulletin of the Department of by University of California (1868-1952) (1910)
"1096, Univ. Cal. Palae. Col.), represented natural size in the accompanying figures (figs. 1 to 3), is from the Figs. 1 to 3. Claw of an edentate (? ..."

6. Winston's Cumulative ... Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Bookby Charles Morris by Charles Morris (1918)
"Of terrestrial habits, the mylodon J JL tinct edentate mammalia, Skeleton of Mylodon. obtained the vegetable food upon which it subsisted chiefly by ..."

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