What does primates mean?

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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. H. Allen Smith:

    The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists of "Ten Best".

  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. Tamas Horvath:

    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.

  4. Sue Mousley:

    They are still terribly under weight, some of them look a bit dehydrated ... the condition of most of those primates is just simply not acceptable.

  5. Inovio Chief Executive Joseph Kim:

    We will next test the vaccine in non-human primates and initiate clinical product manufacturing. We plan to initiate Phase I human testing of our Zika vaccine before the end of 2016.

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Translations for primates

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