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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of zoology that deals with the study of primates.

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  • n. The branch of zoology relating to the study of primates

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  • n. the branch of zoology that studies primates

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Examples

  • "Troy is certainly heir to the throne of alpha male, so there's going to be that natural organic energy of conflict that happens between the silverbacks and the branch crashers as we say in primatology."

    Is Community Really Going to Be "Less Weird" This Year?

  • In recent months – ever since he gave up his part-time job at the behavioural primatology lab – Sean has taken up embroidery and begun producing large quantities of preserves.

    Tim Dowling: A writer wronged

  • If this interpretation holds up, it could have a major impact on the field of primatology because it would overturn long-held ideas about how living apes can be used as models of humanity's earliest ancestors.

    Catch a Pithecus by the Toe

  • He observes, "A new generation of researchers, like Jane Goodall in primatology, have used the 'experience-near,' empathic approach to scientific investigation, to elicit new discoveries and insights about the nature of nature that would have been impossible to imagine using the traditional disinterested, value-neutral, scientific method."

    Dr. Larry Dossey: Spiritual Living: Why We Need Empathic Science

  • As a graduate student I studied anthropology thinking I would specialize in primatology and human evolution.

    Susan Smalley, Ph.D.: Make Mistakes: Life Has a Way of Righting Itself

  • Several international research workers in the fields of biology, ecology, geography, primatology and meteorology are interested in the area.

    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire

  • I mean, my father ceased to work at the Kenya museum in 1962 or 1963 and began to focus his interests in primatology, Jane Goodall and things like that.

    Zinj and the Leakeys

  • Anyways, enough primatology methodology talk - back to the monkeys!

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Also, zoo and laboratory observations and studies continue to make up a good deal of research in primatology and they are surely a lot less ecologically valid.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Many of the books are still going to move to the dining room because I am not about to just hand over all of my primatology, psychology and evolution books to Baby Field Notes.

    Archive 2009-02-01

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  • "Many primatologists have experienced a profound change in their attitude towards anthropoid apes after making eye contact with one for the first time. The spark across the species barrier is never forgotten." -- Frans De Waal

    June 5, 2008