Adapidae

plural noun
Adap·​i·​dae | \ ə-ˈda-pə-ˌdē \

Definition of Adapidae

: a family of extinct lemuroid primates widely distributed in the northern hemisphere during the Eocene and generally considered to be ancestral to modern lemurs

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First Known Use of Adapidae

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Adapidae

New Latin Adapid-, Adapis, type genus + -idae

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The first known use of Adapidae was in 1885

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“Adapidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Adapidae. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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