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Lemuroidea

Definition:

a suborder including families Lemuridae, Lorisidae, Daubentoniidae, and Indriidae; used in some classifications instead of Prosimii; in others considered a subdivision of Prosimii

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

Lemuroidea*
(* Lemuroidea may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Lemur + -oidea
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Lemur | Lemurs | LEE | Lemuroidea

a clade of strepsirrhine primates endemic to the island of Madagascar. The word "lemur" derives from the word lemures from Roman mythology and was first used to describe a slender loris due to its nocturnal habits and slow pace, but was later applied... (43 of 18877 words, pronunciation, 25 images)

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Wiktionary:

Lemuroidea

A taxonomic superfamily within the infraorder Lemuriformes -- the lemurs. (9 of 11 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Lemuroidea

Random House Dictionary:

Primates

the order comprising the primates. (5 of 10 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/primates

Collins Dictionary:

suborder [biology] | subordinal [adjective, derived]

a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of an order (10 of 186 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/suborder

Oxford Dictionary:

suborder

Syllabification: (sub·or·der) | [biology] | a taxonomic category that ranks below order and above family. (13 of 32 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/suborder

suborder [biology]

a taxonomic category that ranks below order and above family (10 of 29 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/suborder

Merriam-Webster:

suborder

a subdivision of an order ; especially, a taxonomic category ranking between an order and a family (17 of 31 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/suborder

American Heritage Dictionary:

suborder

[biology] A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking between an order and a family. | A subdivision of a category termed an order. (22 of 25 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/suborder

New World Dictionary:

suborder | subordinal [adjective, related]

any natural subdivision of an order of plants or animals (10 of 16 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/suborder

Encarta Dictionary:

suborder | suborders [plural]

a taxonomic category that is a subdivision of an order and usually contains several similar families (16 of 28 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716518​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

Lemuroidea

Origin: Lemur + -oidea

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Lemuroidea

Lemur

Origin: Latin lemurēs ("spirits of the dead"). The name was originally given to the slender loris (then Lemur tardigradus) in 1754 by Carl Linnaeus. According to Linnaeus, the name was selected because of the nocturnal activity and slow... (37 of 84 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Lemur

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Lemuroidea

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Lemuroidea"

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