edentate


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edentate

any of the placental mammals that constitute the order Edentata, which inhabit tropical regions of Central and South America. The order includes anteaters, sloths, and armadillos

edentate

[ē′den‚tāt]
(vertebrate zoology)
Lacking teeth.
Any member of the Edentata.
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edentates has not yet been discovered, we cannot say whether its populations persist in like manner to A.
At one time, scientists classified sloths and theft" anteater and armadillo relatives as edentates, Latin for "without teeth.
The ear region of edentates and the phylogeny of the Tardigrada (Mammalia: Xenarthra).
This observation contrasts with earlier descriptions of seven families of mammals, belonging to Primates, Edentates, Marsupials, Carnivores, Rodents, and Chiroptera classes (10,55,57), which were hosts for triatomines in relatively undisturbed ecoregions.
sent (OED scent) + -lesse, eg scentless 1605q SENESCERE Chambers senescent (Latin) EDENTATES OED edentate noun NERTERIUS Cambarus nerterius eruca, ITISa ENTERPONE OED STERCOLIN Web2 CARPOLITE OED ETIOLIPES Camponotus etiolipes floridus, ITISa REUNITERS OED erunite ESSENESSE Palindromicon II TAPADEROS OED tapadero noun AGREEMONY OED PROGNOSED OED prognose vb AEGROTARE Chambers aegrotat (Latin) DENOMINAL OED EMOTIVITY OED emotive 2c ROSANILIN Stedman ONERATING OED onerate vb, also in Web1 under onerate SYDELYNGE OED sideling