plural noun
Prosim·​ii | \ -mēˌī \

Definition of Prosimii

in some classifications
: a suborder of Primates that includes the less progressive primates (as the tarsiers and lemurs) and is coextensive with Lemuroidea and Tarsioidea of other classifications

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History and Etymology for Prosimii

New Latin, from pro- entry 1 + -simii (from Latin simia ape)

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“Prosimii.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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