primatology

[ prahy-muh-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌpraɪ məˈtɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the branch of zoology dealing with the primates.

Origin of primatology

First recorded in 1940–45; primate + -o- + -logy

Related forms

pri·ma·to·log·i·cal [prahy-muh-tl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌpraɪ mə tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivepri·ma·tol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for primatologist

primatology

/ (ˌpraɪməˈtɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of zoology that is concerned with the study of primates

Derived Forms

primatologist, noun
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Science definitions for primatologist

primatology

[ prī′mə-tŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of primates.
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