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prosimian

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noun pro·sim·i·an \prō-ˈsi-mē-ən\

Definition of prosimian

  1. :  any of a suborder (Prosimii) of lower primates (as lemurs and tarsiers)

prosimian

adjective


Origin and Etymology of prosimian

New Latin Prosimii, from 1pro- + Latin simia ape — more at simian


First Known Use: circa 1890


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