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edentulous

Line breaks: eden|tu¦lous
Pronunciation: /ɪˈdɛntjʊləs
 
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Definition of edentulous in English:

adjective

Medicine & Zoology
Lacking teeth.
Example sentences
  • The two intermediate species are estimated to weigh between 200 and 500 kg and include Maleevosaurus novojilovi, a carnivore, and Gallimimus bullatus, an edentulous putative omnivore.
  • The lower jaw of this form may have been edentulous and supported a gular sac, like that of a giant pelican or baleen whale.
  • If the edentulous and presumably less carnivorous theropods are considered as part of the predator guild, then total species diversity is similar in both mammalian and theropod guilds.

Origin

early 18th century: from Latin edentulus, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + dens, dent- 'tooth' + -ulous.

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