• WordNet 3.6
    • adj edentate having few if any teeth "anteaters are edentate animals"
    • n edentate primitive terrestrial mammal with few if any teeth; of tropical Central America and South America
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Edentate (Zoöl) Belonging to the Edentata.
    • Edentate Destitute of teeth; as, an edentate quadruped; an edentate leaf.
    • n Edentate (Zoöl) One of the Edentata.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • edentate Edentulous; toothless.
    • edentate Of or pertaining to the Edentata, and thus having at least no front teeth.
    • n edentate One of the Edentata; an ineducabilian placental mammal without incisors.
    • n edentate A toothless creature.
    • n edentate In botany, having no teeth, as an entire leaf.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Edentate e-den′tāt without teeth: wanting front teeth—also Eden′tal
    • ***


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. edentātus, toothless—e, out of, dens, dentis, a tooth.


In literature:

Finally, the Edentates (sloths, anteaters, and armadilloes) are represented in a very primitive form in the early Eocene.
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
Fifthly, another gigantic edental quadruped.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
An extinct genus of Edentate Mammals.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
Of the edentates, the sloth can do nothing on the ground.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
Edentate -ulous: without teeth.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The palatine is present and edentate.
"The Systematics of the Frogs of the Hyla Rubra Group in Middle America" by Juan R. León
The large number of lumbar vertebrae is peculiar among Edentates.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
The palatines are edentate, but bear strong ridges throughout their lengths.
"Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca" by William E. Duellman
Hinc Diaboli damnum percipientes maximum flebunt et ploratum edent copiosissimum.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
Edentate affinities have also been suggested.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard

In science:

Here is the opinion of Painlev´e ( pp. 10, 83, Oeuvres III pp. 196, 269) : “Me Kowalevski se propose de trouver tous les cas o`u le mouvement du solide est d´efini par des fonctions m´eromorphes de t qui poss`edent effectivement des pˆoles.
The Painlev\'e approach to nonlinear ordinary differential equations