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pro•sim•i•an



Pronunciation: (prō-sim'ē-un), [key]
adj.
belonging or pertaining to the primate suborder Prosimii, characterized by nocturnal habits, a long face with a moist snout, prominent whiskers, large mobile ears, and large, slightly sideways-facing eyes, comprising the lemur, loris, potto, bush baby, and aye-aye. Cf. anthropoid, tarsioid.

n.
a prosimian animal.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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