Definition of Edentulate
1. Adjective. Having few if any teeth. "Anteaters are edentate animals"
Lexicographical Neighbors of Edentulate
Literary usage of Edentulate
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"... reddish-purple (three-fourths inch long) corolla with its somewhat produced apex obliquely truncate, edentulate or produced on each side into an obscure ..."
2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1864)
"... it is much nearer another Dr. Hooker supposed, but to P. lanata, Willd. ; which again, contrary to Bentham and Hooker, I but it is perfectly edentulate. ..."
3. A Manual of the Infusoria: Including a Description of All Known Flagellate by William Saville-Kent (1880)
"... with the edentulate pharynx, excavate peristome-field, and arcuate fringe of adoral cilia characteristic of the latter. Its passage to the ordinary ..."
4. Structural and Systematic Conchology: An Introduction to the Study of the by George Washington Tryon (1884)
"... the apex somewhat sharp ; aperture oval- oblong, multiplicate, sometimes edentulate ; peristome expanded or reflected. P. polyodon, Drap. (c, 1, 2). ..."
5. The Genera of Recent Mollusca: Arranged According to Their Organization by Henry Adams, Arthur Adams (1858)
"... false umbilicus with the margin simple; columella with the edge edentulate and ending in a point. Ex. C. pulcherrima, Gray, pi. 46, fig. 3. ..."