primatology

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

Definition of primatology

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

primatological

play \-mə-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

primatologist

play \-mə-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun

1926

First Known Use of primatology

1926


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primatology

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noun pri·ma·tol·o·gy \-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of primatology

plural

primatologies

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

primatological

\-mət-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play adjective

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