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primate

 [pri´māt]
an individual belonging to the highest order of mammals, Primates, which includes human beings, apes, monkeys, and lemurs.
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pri·mate

(prī'māt),
An individual of the order Primates.
[L. primus, first]
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primate

(prī′mĭt, -māt′)
n.
(prī′māt′) Any of various mammals of the order Primates, which consists of the lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, and apes including humans, and is characterized by nails on the hands and feet, a short snout, and a large brain.

pri·ma′tial (-mā′shəl) adj.
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pri·mate

(prī'māt)
An individual of the order Primates.
[L. primus, first]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

primate

any member of the mammalian order Primates, including lemurs, tarsiers, monkeys, apes and humans. These mammals have a placenta, possess nails rather than claws, and usually have a thumb and big toe which are opposable to the other digits, allowing objects to be grasped. All possess a relatively large brain and have well developed eyesight, often with BINOCULAR VISION.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

pri·mate

(prī'māt)
An individual of the order Primates.
[L. primus, first]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012