Definitions for primatespraɪˈmeɪ tiz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the order comprising the primates.
Category: Mammals, Taxonomy, Biology
Origin of Primates:
1765–75; < NL, pl. of L prīmās. See primate
Primates, order Primates(noun)
an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings
the highest order of mammals. It includes man, together with the apes and monkeys. Cf. Pitheci
Primates is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal of primatology. It publishes original papers that cover all aspects of the study of primates. The journal publishes original research articles, reviews, short communications, book reviews, and notes. It was established in 1957. Although the first volume contained only articles written in Japanese, subsequent volumes were published in English, thanks to a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. It is now published by Springer Science+Business Media and the current editor-in-chief is Juichi Yamagiwa.
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