Anaptomorphus

noun

An·​ap·​to·​mor·​phus
əˌnaptəˈmȯrfəs,
aˌ-
: a genus (the type of the family Anaptomorphidae) of extinct short-skulled large-eyed lemurs from the Eocene of North America sometimes regarded as near the ancestral line of the anthropoids

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from an- + Greek haptein to bind + New Latin -o- + -morphus -morphous

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anaptomorphus was in 1868

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“Anaptomorphus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anaptomorphus. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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