primatology

noun
pri·ma·tol·o·gy | \ ˌprī-mə-ˈtä-lə-jē \

Definition of primatology 

: the study of primates especially other than recent humans (Homo sapiens)

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Other words from primatology

primatological \ˌprī-mə-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \ adjective
primatologist \ˌprī-mə-ˈtä-lə-jist \ noun

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Professor Zhang taught courses on primatology and ecology in the school’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, taking students on field trips to study monkeys. Chris Buckley, New York Times, "Chinese Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment Is Barred From Teaching," 12 July 2018 But the university dealt with the initial complaint against Zhang, a rising star in primatology who is about 40, through low-key, internal discipline. Chris Buckley, BostonGlobe.com, "Chinese professor accused of sexual harassment is barred from teaching," 13 July 2018 But the university dealt with the initial complaint against Professor Zhang, a rising star in primatology who is about 40, through low-key, internal discipline. Chris Buckley, New York Times, "Chinese Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment Is Barred From Teaching," 12 July 2018 The monkey island was the brainchild of several scientists—notably Clarence Ray Carpenter, considered by many to be the grandfather of American primatology. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "Rescuing Puerto Rico's Monkey Island," 26 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of primatology

1926, in the meaning defined above

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primatology

noun
pri·ma·tol·o·gy | \ -ə-jē \
plural primatologies

Medical Definition of primatology 

: the study of members of the order Primates especially other than recent humans (Homo sapiens)

Other words from primatology

primatological \-mət-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl \ adjective

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