Tarsioidea

plural noun

Tar·​si·​oi·​dea
ˌtärsēˈȯidēə
in some classifications
: a suborder or lesser division of primate mammals comprising the tarsier and extinct related mammals that are often placed with the lemurs in Prosimii

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Tarsius + -oidea

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“Tarsioidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tarsioidea. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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