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praɪˈmeɪ tizpri·mates

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Primates, order Primatesnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of primates in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of primates in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Bobby Collins:

    This is unusual, because you just don't see squirrel monkeys or non-human primates having rheumatoid arthritis. It's not diagnosed very frequently, and this is a young animal. Most of the time, if you're going to see it in animals, it's older animals, where they've got chronic inflammation.

  2. Ken Campbell:

    Finding primates was a possibility, but they are very rare and very small, so yea, in the end, it was a surprise.

  3. James Hansford:

    We thought that they had historically been much more resilient to human effects, but in fact they've actually been suffering for much longer than we thought, this will hopefully highlight the plight of gibbons and other primates in particular.

  4. Tamas Horvath:

    I think this behavior is so simple, so primitive that I think the machinery that drives the mice will be very similar to the machinery that drives humans as well, but, of course, we need to do further studies on those [mechanisms] in humans or other primates, to see whether this is the case there.

  5. Jane Goodall:

    I think it's going to be a very lucky year for all of us who care about monkeys, apes, primates and animals in general but particularly the primates, and I hope that it will be a year where we can really draw attention to the wonderful monkeys and apes of China and the rest of Asia because they badly need our help, we really need to step up conservation. And what better time to do it than the Year of the Monkey.

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  • الرئيسياتArabic
  • πρωτεύονταGreek
  • உயர் குரங்கினம்Tamil

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