edentulous
adjective Etymology: Latin edentulus, from e- + dent-, dens Date: 1782 toothless

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  • Edentulous — E*den tu*lous (?; 135), a. [L. edentulus; e out + dens, dentis, tooth.] Toothless. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • edentulous — [ē den′tyo͞o ləs, iden′tyo͞o ləs; ēden′chələs] adj. [L edentulus < e , out + dens, TOOTH] without teeth …   English World dictionary

  • edentulous — toothless …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • edentulous — /ee den cheuh leuhs/, adj. lacking teeth; toothless. [1775 85; < L edentulus, equiv. to e E + dent (s. of dens TOOTH) + ulus ULOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • edentulous — adjective /iːˈdɛnt.jʊ.ləs,iˈdɛnt.jʊ.ləs,iˈdɛn.tʃʊ.ləs/ Toothless …   Wiktionary

  • edentulous — Toothless, having lost the natural teeth. SYN: edentate. [L. edentulus, toothless] * * * eden·tu·lous ( )ē den chə ləs adj TOOTHLESS * * * adj. lacking teeth: usually applied to people who have lost some or all of their teeth. * * * eden·tu·lous… …   Medical dictionary

  • edentulous — adj. lacking teeth, toothless …   English contemporary dictionary

  • edentulous — [ɪ dɛntjʊləs] adjective Medicine & Zoology lacking teeth. Origin C18: from L. edentulus …   English new terms dictionary

  • edentulous — eden·tu·lous …   English syllables

  • edentulous — adj. lacking teeth: usually applied to people who have lost some or all of their teeth …   The new mediacal dictionary

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