the branch of zoology dealing with the primates.

1940–45; primate + -o- + -logy

primatological [prahy-muh-tl-oj-i-kuhl] , adjective
primatologist, noun Unabridged
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primatology (ˌpraɪməˈtɒlədʒɪ)
the branch of zoology that is concerned with the study of primates

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primatology   (prī'mə-tŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of primates.
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My scientific background may have been primatology, but my interests have always been expanding outwards to distant shores.
Her ideas have sparked an explosion of debate in areas as diverse as primatology, philosophy, and developmental biology.
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