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EtymologyEdit

Latin edentulus, which is in turn derived from the prefix e-, meaning "without", and the word dens, meaning "tooth."

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /iːˈdɛnt.jʊ.ləs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /iˈdɛnt.jʊ.ləs/, /iˈdɛn.tʃʊ.ləs/
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AdjectiveEdit

edentulous (not comparable)

  1. (sciences) Toothless
    • 2000, Patrick J. Stevens et al., chapter 7, in Implant Prosthodontics: Clinical and Laboratory Procedures, →ISBN, page 87:
      Partial edentulism has traditionally been treated with conventional fixed prosthetics when adequate natural tooth abutments are available to support the edentulous span.

Usage notesEdit

  • An edentulous animal is one that is missing teeth it normally has. An animal that normally has no teeth, such as an anteater, is edentate.

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