from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or belonging to the Prosimii, a suborder of primates that includes the lemurs, lorises, and tarsiers.
- n. A primate of the suborder Prosimii.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or from the prosimian suborder of primates.
- n. A primate that is not a monkey or an ape, generally nocturnal with large eyes and ears. Such primates were formerly grouped in the suborder Prosimii, but are now considered a paraphyletic group and not a clade.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lemurine or lemuroid; strepsirrhine, as a lemur; of or pertaining to the Prosimiæ.
- n. A member of the Prosimiæ; a lemuroid, lemurine, or lemur.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. primitive primates having large ears and eyes and characterized by nocturnal habits
From New Latin Prosīmiī, suborder name : Latin pro-, before; see pro-1 + Latin sīmiī, pl. of sīmius, ape (variant of sīmia; see simian).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)