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edentulous

[ee-den-chuh-luh s]
adjective
  1. lacking teeth; toothless.
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Origin of edentulous

1775–85; < Latin ēdentulus, equivalent to ē- e-1 + dent- (stem of dēns) tooth + -ulus -ulous
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Historical Examples of edentulous

  • May such persons be considered as edentulous for the purposes of the decision referred to above?

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Feb. 12, 1919

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British Dictionary definitions for edentulous

edentulous

edentulate (iːˈdɛntʃʊlɪt)

adjective
  1. having no teeth
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edentulous in Medicine

edentulous

(ē-dĕnchə-ləs)
adj.
  1. Having no teeth; toothless.
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