dentulous

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dentulous ‎(not comparable)

  1. (usually medicine or zoology) Having natural teeth.
    • 1874 June, W. C. Barrett, "The Anatomical and Histological Structure of Deciduous Teeth," Transactions of the Dental Society of the State of New York, p. 121 (Google preview):
      The teeth of such of the reptiles as are dentulous, are simple organs of prehension, and not intended for mastication.
    • 1979, William A. Clemens and Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, "Multituberculata," in Jason A. Lillegraven et al. (eds.), Mesozoic Mammals, ISBN 9780520039513, p. 112 (Google preview):
      No dentulous jaws of multituberculates found in deposits of Early Cretaceous age have yet been described.
    • 2011, K. J. Lee and Elizabeth H. Toh (eds.), Otolaryngology: A Surgical Notebook, ISBN 9781604064780, p. 71 (Google preview):
      Edentulous patients with an atrophic mandible require a different plating strategy than dentulous patients who have a greater amount of bone.

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