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Word of the Day 07/13/18 Edentate

Edentate (adjective, noun)
edentate [ee-den-teyt]


adjective
1. belonging or pertaining to the Edentata, an order of New World mammals characterized by the absence of incisors and canines in the arrangement of teeth and comprising the armadillos, the sloths, and the South American anteaters.
2. toothless.

noun
3. an edentate mammal.

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Origin: 1820–30; < Latin ēdentātus deprived of teeth, equivalent to ē- e-1 + dent- (stem of dēns) tooth + -ātus -ate

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