Definitions for edentateiˈdɛn teɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•den•tateiˈdɛn teɪt(adj.)

  1. belonging or pertaining to the Edentata, an order of New World mammals characterized by a reduced number of teeth and comprising armadillos, sloths, and anteaters.

    Category: Mammals

  2. toothless.

    Category: Zoology

  3. (n.)an edentate mammal.

    Category: Mammals

Origin of edentate:

1820–30; < L ēdentātus deprived of teeth =ē-e - +dent-, s. of dēnstooth+-ātus -ate1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. edentate(adj)

    primitive terrestrial mammal with few if any teeth; of tropical Central America and South America

  2. edental, edentate, edentulate(adj)

    having few if any teeth

    "anteaters are edentate animals"

Wiktionary

  1. edentate(Noun)

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

  2. edentate(Adjective)

    Lacking teeth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Edentate(adj)

    destitute of teeth; as, an edentate quadruped; an edentate leaf

  2. Edentate(adj)

    belonging to the Edentata

  3. Edentate(noun)

    one of the Edentata

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