sub·​pri·​mate ˌsəb-ˈprī-ˌmāt How to pronounce subprimate (audio)
: being, belonging to, or characteristic of a mammal that is not a primate
subprimate mammals/animals
subprimate proteins
subprimate noun
plural subprimates
Several approaches towards the development of an AIDS vaccine result in the production of antibodies in subprimates. Nature

Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subprimate was in 1920

Dictionary Entries Near subprimate

Cite this Entry

“Subprimate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!