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e·den·tate

 (ē-dĕn′tāt′)
adj.
1. Lacking teeth.
2. 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.
n.
A member of the former order Edentata.

[Latin ēdentātus, past participle of ēdentāre, to knock out the teeth : ē-, ex-, ex- + dēns, dent-, tooth; see dent- in Indo-European roots.]

edentate

(iːˈdɛnteɪt)
n
(Animals) any of the placental mammals that constitute the order Edentata, which inhabit tropical regions of Central and South America. The order includes anteaters, sloths, and armadillos
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the order Edentata
[C19: from Latin ēdentātus lacking teeth, from ēdentāre to render toothless, from e- out + dēns tooth]

e•den•tate

(iˈdɛn 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.
2. toothless.
n.
3. an edentate mammal.
[1820–30; < Latin ēdentātus deprived of teeth =ē- e- + dent-, s. of dēns tooth + -ātus -ate1]

e·den·tate

(ē-dĕn′tāt′)
Adjective
Lacking teeth.
Noun
Any of various mammals having few or no teeth. Sloths, armadillos, and anteaters are edentates.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.edentate - primitive terrestrial mammal with few if any teeth; of tropical Central America and South America
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
Edentata, order Edentata - order of mammals having few or no teeth including: New World anteaters; sloths; armadillos
armadillo - burrowing chiefly nocturnal mammal with body covered with strong horny plates
tree sloth, sloth - any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America; they hang from branches back downward and feed on leaves and fruits
megatherian, megatherian mammal, megatheriid - a large extinct ground sloth
mylodontid - a variety of extinct edentate
mylodon - large (bear-sized) extinct edentate mammal of the Pleistocene in South America
New World anteater, anteater - any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites
Adj.1.edentate - having few if any teeth; "anteaters are edentate animals"
toothless - lacking teeth; "most birds are toothless"; "a toothless old crone"
Translations
vajaahampainen

edentate

[ɪˈdenteɪt]
A. ADJdesdentado
B. Ndesdentado/a m/f
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Cognitive status of edentate elders wearing complete denture: Does quality of denture matter?
Evaluation of the morphological changes in the mandible for dentate and totally edentate elderly population using cone-beam computed tomography.
Keywords: Edentulism, socio-demographic status, edentate patient
For instance, some researchers took tongue coating as a risk index for edentate patients' aspiration pneumonia, as it was closely related to many viable salivary bacteria [8].
The general organization of the remodeling fields in adolescents with a growing mandible has noticeable differences from edentate mandibles (10).
Fake Pals (added a or o required) a croc, orca --crocodile, killer whale a kaka --NZ parrot a Pipa --Surinam toad genus (W) a pup, Upupa --dog, bird genus (hoopoe, W) a tur, bruta --goat or pea, edentate (all W) baobab, a boab --two names for same tree coral, a roc --coelenterate colony, roc o, bonobo !--great ape, "pygmy chimp" o, Bubo !--horned owl genus (W) o, dodo !--famously extinct flightless bird o, galago !--bushbaby (primate, loris relative) o, Tyto !--barn owl genus (W) sumac, a Mus --see next, mouse genus (W) Finally, a couple that are not true pals but are circular pals of each other, neatly both at 32154: Musca, sumac--housefly genus (W), tree/shrub (cashew relative, one species poisonous).
It is also noteworthy that the oral cavity of an edentate child, such as the patient mentioned herein, should be cleaned at least once a day, preferably at night, using wet gauze with saline solution or filtered water on the alveolar ridges [20].
Rising edentate population, increased incidence of oral diseases such as dental caries and periodontal diseases, advanced dentistry implementation in developed countries, high disposable incomes, growing popularity of medical tourism, rise in demand for cosmetic industry are some of the factors that drive the market growth.
nasutus agree with those described in the pertinent literature (Nakamura et al., 1983; Nakamura and Parin, 1993): body fairly elongate and strongly compressed; lower jaw beyond tip of upper jaw; vomer edentate; gill rakers degenerated; a single fairly straight lateral line, from above upper angle of opercula, gradually sloping posteriorly and running straight from mid first dorsal fin to caudal fin base.
Comparative study of efficacy, tolerability and compliance of oral iron preparations(iron edentate, iron polymaltose complex) and intramuscular iron sorbitol in iron deficiency anemia in children.J Pak Med Assoc- 2009; 59(11): 764-68.
Merrot O, Vacher C, Merrot S, Godlewski G, Frigard B, Goudot P.Changes in the edentate mandible in the elderly.