Definition of Adapid

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Adapid Group
Group relationships: Order Primates, Primates
Generic synonyms: Taxon, Taxonomic Category, Taxonomic Group



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adapid

Adamites
Adamnan
Adamorobe Sign Language
Adamos
Adams
Adams-Stokes disease
Adams-Stokes syncope
Adamson
Adana
Adang
Adangbe
Adangme
Adansonia digitata
Adansonia gregorii
Adapa
Adapid
Adapid group
Adapin
Adar
Adar Sheni
Adcock
Addams
Addax nasomaculatus
Adderall
Addey
Addie
Addington
Addis
Addis Ababa

Literary usage of Adapid

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1. Bulletin by Geological Society of America (1913)
"... in the adapid;e, as has been done by Schlosser.11 An examination of skulls, teeth, and limb bones of Adapis and ..."

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