Examples of primate in a Sentence
the Primate of England and Wales
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The totality of the VW pollution-standards fakery resulted in years of additional pollution, which deprived all primates (including you, pal) of fresh air and sunshine.
According to a new law by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, feeding nonhuman primates within the state is prohibited and violators could receive a ticket.
The nearly 500-pound, 6-foot-tall primate crosses it like a tight rope to avoid getting dirty.
Payne said humans’ primate lineage goes back to about the time the ancestral whales entered the water.
The extraordinary specimen could have been a previously unrecognized primate species, some sort of human deformity or something else entirely.
The footage, shot on Sunday at Bandung Zoo, shows a visitor toss a cigarette into the primate enclosure, before Ozon, a 22-year-old orangutan, picks it up and begins puffing on it to laughter from the crowd.
Recently, Chinese researchers were the first to use SCNT to clone primates, creating the adorable but ethically troubling Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua.
Instead, Caltech neuroscientist Doris Tsao showed that individual primate neurons respond to specific facial qualities, such as bone shape and skin color.
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Origin and Etymology of primate
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
PRIMATE Defined for English Language Learners
: any member of the group of animals that includes human beings, apes, and monkeys
: the highest ranking priest in a particular country or area in some Christian churches (such as the Church of England)
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