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from The Century Dictionary.

  • In mammalogy, a Cuvierian order of mammals; the edentates.
  • A group of crustaceans.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun order of mammals having few or no teeth including: New World anteaters; sloths; armadillos

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