Adapid group


Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Adapid group - extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruitAdapid group - extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruit; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; their descendents probably include the lemurs; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins
order Primates, Primates - an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings
taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group - animal or plant group having natural relations