tarsioid

1 of 2

adjective

tar·​si·​oid
ˈtärsēˌȯid
1
: of or relating to the Tarsioidea
a tarsioid prosimian
2
: resembling or resembling that of a tarsier
a tarsioid foot
a tarsioid stage of development

tarsioid

2 of 2

noun

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plural -s
: a tarsioid primate : tarsier

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

in sense 1, from New Latin Tarsioidea; in sense 2, from tarsier + -oid

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“Tarsioid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tarsioid. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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