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Meaning of PRIMATES

Pronunciation:  prI'meyteez

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings
 

PRIMATES is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: order Primates
 
 See Also: Adapid, Adapid group, animal order, Anthropoidea, Eutheria, Lemuroidea, Omomyid, Omomyid group, primate, Prosimii, Strepsirhini, subclass Eutheria, suborder Anthropoidea, suborder Lemuroidea, suborder Prosimii, suborder Strepsirhini, suborder Tarsioidea, Tarsioidea

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pri*ma"tes\, n. pl. [NL.] (Zo["o]l.)
The highest order of mammals. It includes man, together with
the apes and monkeys. Cf. {Pitheci}.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: order of the class Mammalia that includes the living prosimians, tarsiers, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, lesser apes, great apes, and humans.
 

 

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