[ prahy-muh-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌpraɪ məˈtɒl ə dʒi /
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the branch of zoology dealing with the primates.
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OTHER WORDS FROM primatologypri·ma·to·log·i·cal [prahy-muh-tl-oj-i-kuhl], /ˌpraɪ mə tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivepri·ma·tol·o·gist, noun
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How to use primatology in a sentence
As a child, I dreamed of becoming a primatologist, and I had this idea of being in a jungle and living in a treehouse.Audrey Tautou on ‘Amélie,’ Her New Film ‘Delicacy,’ & More|Marlow Stern|March 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
With the help of a primatologist (Freida Pinto), Caesar, played by Serkis, grows up to be an ape with genius-level intelligence.Could Andy Serkis Win an Oscar for Planet of the Apes?|Marlow Stern|December 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for primatology
/ (ˌpraɪməˈtɒlədʒɪ) /
the branch of zoology that is concerned with the study of primates
Derived forms of primatologyprimatologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for primatology
[ prī′mə-tŏl′ə-jē ]
The scientific study of primates.
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