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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Edentata, order Edentata(noun)

    order of mammals having few or no teeth including: New World anteaters; sloths; armadillos

Webster Dictionary

  1. Edentata

    an order of mammals including the armadillos, sloths, and anteaters; -- called also Bruta. The incisor teeth are rarely developed, and in some groups all the teeth are lacking

  2. Origin: [NL., neut. pl. from L. edentatus, p. p. of edentare to render toothless; e out + dens, dentis, tooth.]

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