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)

primatological

play \ˌprī-mə-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

primatologist

play \ˌprī-mə-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun

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First Known Use of primatology

1926

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primatology

noun pri·ma·tol·o·gy \ -ə-jē \

medical Definition of primatology

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

primatological

play \-mət-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ adjective

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