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Re: Etymology of Ornithomimus sedens?

From: Ben Creisler
The better choice to say "toothless" in Latin (especially as a species name) 
would be the adjective *edentulus* or in Greek *anodon* or *anodontus* 
(Pteranodon for example).
Invented forms such as "edentus" or "adentus" as in Jidapterus edentus and 
Lotosaurus adentus are better avoided....
If anything, that would rather give "separated tooth", I think... I'm sure it's 
not a way to form a word like "toothless".
"Without teeth" would be _sine dentibus_.