<zoology> An order of mammals including the armadillos, sloths, and anteaters; called also Bruta. The incisor teeth are rarely developed, and in some groups all the teeth are lacking.

Origin: NL, neut. Pl. From L. Edentatus, p. P. Of edentare to render toothless; e out + dens, dentis, tooth.

(01 Mar 1998)

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