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Definition of the noun adapid
What does adapid mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruit; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; their descendents probably include the lemurs; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- synonym of Adapid: Adapid group
- more generic terms: taxon / taxonomic category / taxonomic group = animal or plant group having natural relations
- member of: order Primates / Primates = an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings
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A Comprehensive Guide to Mammals of North America by MobileReference
Dryopithecus, an early ape • Eosimias, an early catarrhine • Gigantopithecus, the largest ape • Godinotia, an adapid • Megaladapis, a giant lemur • Notharctus, an adapid • Pierolapithecus catalaunicus, a possible ancestor of large apes ...
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Scrabble value of A1D2A1P3I1D2
The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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