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The branch of zoology that deals with primates.

pri′ma·to·log′i·cal (-tl-ŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
pri′ma·tol′o·gist n.


(Zoology) the branch of zoology that is concerned with the study of primates
ˌprimaˈtologist n
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Noun1.primatology - the branch of zoology that studies primates
mammalogy - the branch of zoology that studies mammals
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One evening, Wolfgang Kohler, a pioneer in primatology, saw that two chimpanzees had been forgotten outside under a driving rain.
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The study is published online in the American Journal of Primatology.
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The findings are published in the American Journal of Primatology.
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