Definition of Edentulate

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

Exact synonyms: Edental, Edentate
Similar to: Toothless



Lexicographical Neighbors of Edentulate

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

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. ..."

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