EdentataE`den*ta"ta\, n. pl. [NL., neut. pl. from L. edentatus, p. p. of edentare to render toothless; e out + dens, dentis, tooth.] (Zo["o]l.) 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.
|order of mammals having few or no teeth including: New World anteaters; sloths; armadillos|