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Noun: primate  'prI,meyt or prI-mut
  1. A senior clergyman and dignitary
    - archpriest, hierarch, high priest, prelate
  2. Any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet

Derived forms: primates

Type of: eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal, priest

Part of: order Primates, Primates

Encyclopedia: Primate, Saskatchewan