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primatology

[prahy-muh-tol-uh-jee]
noun
  1. the branch of zoology dealing with the primates.
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Origin of primatology

First recorded in 1940–45; primate + -o- + -logy
Related formspri·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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primatology

noun
  1. the branch of zoology that is concerned with the study of primates
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Derived Formsprimatologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for primatology

n.

"study of Primates," 1941, from primate (n.) + -ology.

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primatology in Science

primatology

[prī′mə-tŏlə-jē]
  1. The scientific study of primates.
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