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Related to prosimian: Primates
Any of various primates of the suborder Prosimii, which consists of the lemurs, lorises, and tarsiers.
[From New Latin Prosīmiī, suborder name : Latin pro-, before; see pro-1 + Latin sīmiī, pl. of sīmius, ape (variant of sīmia; see simian).]
(Animals) any primate of the primitive suborder Prosimii, including lemurs, lorises, and tarsiers
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Prosimii
[C19: via New Latin from pro-2 + Latin sīmia ape]
pro•sim•i•an(proʊˈsɪm i ən)
1. pertaining to primates of the suborder Prosimii, characterized by nocturnal habits and large eyes and ears: includes lemurs, lorises, and bush babies.n.
2. a prosimian animal.
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|Noun||1.||prosimian - primitive primates having large ears and eyes and characterized by nocturnal habits|
primate - any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet