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edentulous

[ee-den-chuh-luh s] /iˈdɛn tʃə ləs/
adjective
1.
lacking teeth; toothless.
Origin of edentulous
1775-1785
1775-85; < Latin ēdentulus, equivalent to ē- e-1 + dent- (stem of dēns) tooth + -ulus -ulous
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edentulous

/iːˈdɛntʃʊləs/
adjective
1.
having no teeth
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edentulous in Medicine

edentulous e·den·tu·lous (ē-děn'chə-ləs)
adj.
Having no teeth; toothless.

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