Definitions for primatespraɪˈmeɪ tiz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Primates, order Primates(noun)

    an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings

Webster Dictionary

  1. Primates

    the highest order of mammals. It includes man, together with the apes and monkeys. Cf. Pitheci

  2. Origin: [NL.]


  1. Primates

    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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