prosimian

noun
pro·sim·i·an | \prō-ˈsi-mē-ən \

Definition of prosimian 

: any of a suborder (Prosimii) of lower primates (such as lemurs and lorises)

Note: The suborder Prosimii is now infrequently used in taxonomic classification. Most species, with the exception of the tarsiers, formerly grouped in the suborder Prosimii are now classified in the suborder Strepsirrhini.

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prosimian adjective

First Known Use of prosimian

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prosimian

New Latin Prosimii, from pro- entry 1 + Latin simia ape — more at simian

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