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Primates \Pri*ma"tes\, n. pl. [NL.] (Zo["o]l.) The highest order of mammals. It includes man, together with the apes and monkeys. Cf. Pitheci.


n. (plural of primate English)

Primates (journal)

Primates is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal of primatology. It publishes original papers that cover all aspects of the study of primates. The journal publishes original research articles, reviews, short communications, book reviews, and notes. It was established in 1957. Although the first volume contained only articles written in Japanese, subsequent volumes were published in English, thanks to a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. It is now published by Springer Science+Business Media and the current editor-in-chief is Juichi Yamagiwa ( Kyoto University).

Usage examples of "primates".

In addition to Ameslan, chimpanzees and other nonhuman primates are being taught a variety of other gestural languages.

Metropolitans and Primates, secretly prepared themselves to usurp over their episcopal brethren the same authority which the bishops had so lately assumed above the college of presbyters.

The sheer usefulness of candlenuts to humans seemed like an argument from design for a God-made world, customized to smart primates.