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Primates (animal order)

Definition:

an animal order including lemurs, tarsiers, monkeys, apes, and humans

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

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

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Latin primus, chief or first
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Primate | PRY | Primates | MAY

which contains prosimians and simians. Primates arose from ancestors that lived in the trees of tropical forests; many primate characteristics represent adaptations to life in this challenging three-dimensional environment. All but a few primate... (34 of 12191 words, pronunciations, 22 images)

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Wiktionary:

Primates

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

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Random House Dictionary:

Primates

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

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Oxford Dictionary:

Eutheria

Syllabification: (Eu·the·ri·a) [zoology] | a major group of mammals that comprises the placentals. | Infraclass Eutheria, subclass Theria (16 of 46 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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

Eutheria [zoology]

a major group of mammals that comprises the placentals. | Infraclass Eutheria, subclass Theria (13 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Eutheria

Encarta Dictionary:

eutherian | eutherians [plural] | Eutheria [member of]

a mammal whose young develop within the womb surrounded by a placenta. Subclass Eutheria. (14 of 40 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609438​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

Primates

Origin: Latin primus, chief or first

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Primates

Audio references

Wikipedia:

Primate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Primates"

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the Free Dictionary:

Primates

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Primates"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Primates"

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