An·​ap·​to·​mor·​phus | \ əˌnaptəˈmȯrfəs, aˌ- \

Definition of Anaptomorphus

: 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

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First Known Use of Anaptomorphus

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anaptomorphus

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

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“Anaptomorphus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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