subprimate

adjective
sub·​pri·​mate | \ ˌsəb-ˈprī-ˌmāt How to pronounce subprimate (audio) \

Definition of subprimate

: being, belonging to, or characteristic of a mammal that is not a primate subprimate mammals/animals subprimate proteins

Other Words from subprimate

subprimate noun, plural subprimates
Several approaches towards the development of an AIDS vaccine result in the production of antibodies in subprimates. Nature

First Known Use of subprimate

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Subprimate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subprimate. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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