Definition of Edental

1. Adjective. Having few if any teeth. "Anteaters are edentate animals"

Exact synonyms: Edentate, Edentulate
Similar to: Toothless



Definition of Edental

1. a. See Edentate, a.

Definition of Edental

1. belonging to a toothless order of mammals [adj]

Medical Definition of Edental

1. See Edentate. One of the Edentata. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Edental

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

Literary usage of Edental

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1. Geological Observations on the Volcanic Islands and Parts of South America by George Brettingham Sowerby, William Lonsdale, Edward Forbes, Charles Darwin (1897)
"... found in so perfect a state that they were long used as gate-posts: the Jesuit Falkner found here the dermal armour of some gigantic edental quadruped. ..."

2. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"Fifthly, another gigantic edental quadruped. Sixthly, a large animal, with an osseous coat in compartments, very like that of an armadillo. ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"Fifthly, another gigantic edental quadruped. Sixthly, a large animal, with an osseous coat in compartments, very like that of an armadillo. ..."

4. Journal of Researches Into the Geology & Natural History of the Various by Charles Darwin (1908)
"Fourthly, the Mylodon Darwinii, a closely related genus of little inferior size. Fifthly, another gigantic edental quadruped. Sixthly, a large animal, ..."

5. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) (1839)
"... and in the separate tympanic bone the same affinity to time Orycteropus as has been already noticed in the more bulky extinct edental. ..."

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