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- n. Plural form of primate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The highest order of mammals. It includes man, together with the apes and monkeys. Cf. pitheci.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The first Linnean order of Mammalia, composed of the four genera Homo, Simia, Lemur, and Vespertilio, or man, monkeys, lemurs, and bats.
- Now, the first or highest order of Mammalia, including man, monkeys, and lemurs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings
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As one might expect, primates without color vision tend to have furry faces and hands and thus less need to perceive skin color; primates with color vision are more “naked” in this respect, humans most of all.
Simons said a large size difference between sexes in primates is a sign they live in large social groups.
The suffering caused by inequality is quite real, and it shows up in primates as well.
Certain primates use tools; even Caledonian crows do.
Animal nature and therefore sexuality has been documented to spread to all different types of family organizations — this includes difference in primates:
Studies of other key behavioral genes in primates produced similar results; according to Suomi, assays of the SERT gene in other primates studied to date, including chimps, baboons, and gorillas, turned up “nothing, nothing, nothing.”
Furthermore, the EBLN of a ground squirrel was formed by a recent integration event, whereas those in primates must have been formed more than 40 million years ago.
There is now ample evidence from studies in primates and other animals that social stress alone can lead to the deposition of abdominal fat and development of a full-blown metabolic syndrome.
Do you realize that the reason the Genus Homo, which we humans belong to, evolved from the simpiler primates is because we ate more meat in our diet?
Nicotine use is highly addictive in primates, say researchers who conducted an unusual study of squirrel monkeys.