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noun as in anthropoid

noun as in order of mammals

noun as in archbishop

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But genes trump everything, even parenting by furry primates.

Promising work has been completed in rodents but none yet has been reported in primates.

Big cats, bears, primates, and snakes seem obviously dangerous -- at least to those not trying to show off to their rich friends.

For example, baby primates are separated from their mothers, resulting in emotional trauma.

He was often called the Monkey Man because of the primates and other wild animals he kept on his 21-acre property.

The larger revenues of the primates, he said, were to be reduced respectively to the amounts of 10,000 and 8000 per annum.

Very few of the Primates, except the rock and cliff-inhabiting baboons, ever made this great venture.

On his arrival there, Byron was visited by the Primates and officers of the place, who offered him their good offices.

Not only were the Primates and Mavrocordato affected on the occasion, but the poorest citizen felt that he had lost a friend.

This alludes to a foregoing enumeration of the seven families of Primates headed by the Anthropini containing man alone.


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On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to primates, such as: man, monkey, human, mammal, baboon, and ape.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.