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Omomyid

Definition:

an extinct group of tiny, nocturnal, lower primates that fed on fruit and insects; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; probably gave rise to the tarsiers; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

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

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Omomyidae | omomyids

a family of early primates that radiated during the Eocene epoch between about 55 to 34 million years ago. Fossil omomyids are found in North America, Europe, Asia, and possibly Africa, making it one of two groups of Eocene primates with a geographic ... (43 of 759 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Omomyidae

Wiktionary:

Primates

a taxonomic order, within superorder Euarchontoglires, or within infraclass Placentalia - the primates (13 of 15 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Primates

Random House Dictionary:

Primates

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

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/primates

Collins Dictionary:

taxon [biology]

any taxonomic group or rank (5 of 197 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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

Britannica Encyclopedia:

taxon [biology] | Taxa [plural]

any unit used in the science of biological classification, or taxonomy. Taxa are arranged in a hierarchy from kingdom to subspecies, a given taxon ... (24 of 141 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/584691​/taxon

Merriam-Webster:

taxon | taxa [plural] | taxons [plural]

a taxonomic group or entity | the name applied to a taxonomic group in a formal system of nomenclature (18 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

taxon | taxa [plural]

Syllabification: (tax¬∑on) | [biology] | a taxonomic group of any rank, such as a species, family, or class. (16 of 42 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

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

taxon [biology] | taxa [plural] | a taxonomic group of any rank, such as a species, family, or class [in full]

a taxonomic group of any rank, such as a species, family, or class (13 of 39 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/taxon

American Heritage Dictionary:

taxon [biology] | taxa [plural]

A taxonomic category or group, such as a phylum, order, family, genus, or species. (14 of 26 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/taxon

Columbia Encyclopedia:

taxon | pl. taxa

in biology, a term used to denote any group or rank in the classification of organisms, e.g., class, order, family. (20 of 24 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0847974​.html

New World Dictionary:

taxon

a taxonomic category or unit, as a species or family (10 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/taxon

Encarta Dictionary:

taxon | taxa [plural] | taxons [plural]

a group to which organisms are assigned according to the principles of taxonomy, including species, genus, family, order, class, and phylum (21 of 44 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861718592​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Omomyid

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Omomyid"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Omomyid"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Omomyid

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