Furthermore, the primate system permits the best in-depth platform for comparative studies.
But first a word on human lice, a noble symbiote who has been working the primate circuit for millions of years.
The New York-born girl may be have grown up near the state's capital, but she found her primate type in college.
Believed to be around 16 years old at the time, the primate had endured a life in the entertainment business.
The results are in and Homo habilis, our primate forebear, has won another round.
The primate would have appealed from the Holy Office to the pope, as the only power competent to judge him.
Truly the primate of all Scotland was fortunate in the death he died.
The contemporary church at Canterbury, built by the primate Lanfranc, was roofed in this way.
In the sacraments of Nagualism, Woman was the primate and hierophant.
Some of the Bishops began gradually to recede from the King's party, and to incline to that of the primate.
"high bishop," c.1200, from Old French primat and directly from Medieval Latin primatem (nominative primas) "church primate," noun use of Late Latin adjective primas "of the first rank, chief, principal," from primus "first" (see prime (adj.)).
Meaning "animal of the biological order including monkeys and humans" is attested from 1876, from Modern Latin Primates (Linnæus), from plural of Latin primas; so called from supposedly being the "highest" order of mammals (originally also including bats).
primate pri·mate (prī'māt')
A mammal of the order Primates, which includes the anthropoids and prosimians, characterized by refined development of the hands and feet, a shortened snout, and a large brain.
Any of various mammals of the order Primates, having a highly developed brain, eyes facing forward, a shortened nose and muzzle, and opposable thumbs. Primates usually live in groups with complex social systems, and their high intelligence allows them to adapt their behavior successfully to different environments. Lemurs, monkeys, apes, and humans are primates.