Edentate definitions

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Lacking teeth.
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Of or belonging to the former order Edentata of mammals having few or no teeth, including the anteaters, armadillos, and sloths. These animals have been reclassified in the order Xenarthra.
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A member of the former order Edentata.
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Without teeth.
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Of the edentates.
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Any of an order (Edentata) of mammals having only molars or no teeth at all, as the sloths, armadillos, and anteaters.
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Lacking teeth.
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Lacking teeth.
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Any of various mammals belonging to the order Xenarthra (or Edentata), having no front teeth and few or no back teeth. The lumbar vertebrae have extra joints, which add support during digging. Sloths, armadillos, and anteaters are edentates.
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Lacking teeth.

An edentate quadruped; an edentate leaf.

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(zoology) Belonging to the Edentata.
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Any mammal that has few or no teeth, but especially the anteaters, armadillos, and sloths of the former order Edentata.
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Origin of edentate

Latin ēdentātus past participle of ēdentāre to knock out the teeth ē-, ex- ex- dēns dent- tooth dent- in Indo-European roots