edentate

NOUN
  1. primitive terrestrial mammal with few if any teeth; of tropical Central America and South America
ADJECTIVE
  1. having few if any teeth
    anteaters are edentate animals
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How To Use edentate In A Sentence

  • Later, Jon Voight scales a cliff and wounds himself with his own crossbow while killing an innocent man he mistakes for the pervert's edentate sidekick. Faith-Based Initiative
  • Another group of uniquely South American mammals, the edentates (sloths, armadillos and anteaters), survived the competition with the invaders and are still abundant in South America.
  • As would have been the case a million years ago, a typical colonist can expect to be edentate by the time he or she is thirty years old, having suffered many skull-cracking toothaches on the way. Galapagos
  • The equid and mammoth remains came from the upper unit and the mastodon and edentate material came from the middle unit.
  • The equid and mammoth remains came from the upper unit and the mastodon and edentate material came from the middle unit.
  • The edentates, including the sloths, ant-eaters and armadillos, were originally part of a larger group which included aardvarks and pangolins - all had unique extra movable parts between vertebrae in the lower back.
  • It became home to a unique zoo of hoofed mammals, edentates, marsupials, and more giant flightless birds (Phorusrachids).
  • There are no endemic birds restricted to the llanos ecoregion, and only two mammals: the marsupial Monodelphis orinoci and the edentate Dasypus sabanicola. Llanos
  • These remains included isolated teeth and a lower jaw of Equus, postcranial remains and lower molars of Mammuthus, a tooth and dermal ossicles of a mylodontid edentate, and glyptodont scutes.
  • The most epidemiological important are reservoirs, such as some marsupials, edentates and rodents, because of their habits and favorable circumstantial local conditions, as disforesting, weeding and plowing, are capable to approximate to humans and play a significant role in linking the sylvatic and domestic cycles of the parasite.
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