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Having no teeth; toothless.

[From Latin ēdentulus : ē-, ex-, ex- + dēns, dent-, tooth; see dent- in Indo-European roots.]
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(iːˈdɛntʃʊləs) or


(Dentistry) having no teeth
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(iˈdɛn tʃə ləs)

lacking teeth; toothless.
[1775–85; < Latin ēdentulus=ē- e- + dent-, s. of dēns tooth + -ulus -ulous]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.edentulous - having lost teeth
toothless - lacking teeth; "most birds are toothless"; "a toothless old crone"
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n. desdentado, sin dientes.
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The sampling frame included all adult OSA patients registered with the "Sleep Disorders Center", with the exclusion criteria of obesity (BMI<30), previous history of dental treatment for malocclusion and edentulism (absence of a functional dentition).
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