Meaning of prosimian


Pronunciation: (prō-sim'ē-un), [key]
— adj.
  1. 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.
  1. a prosimian animal.
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