Pronounced: AJ-uh-luh-tor-ee, adj
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The word edentulous means “having no teeth; toothless”
The word came into English in the late 1700s
Background / Comments
This is a great alternative word for “toothless” that makes one sound erudite. It came into English from the Latin word edentulus, which is made up of e- (missing, absent) and the root dent- (tooth). A similar word is the somewhat uncommon edentate, referring to an order of mammals that have few or no teeth. In fact, edentate can be used as a synonym for our word.