plural noun Adap·i·dae \ə-ˈda-pə-ˌdē\

Definition of Adapidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of adapidae

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

First Known Use: 1885

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