Any of various primates of the suborder Prosimii, which consists of the lemurs, lorises, and tarsiers.
[From New Latin Prosīmiī, suborder name : Latin pro-, before; see PRO-1 + Latin sīmiī, pl. of sīmius, ape (variant of sīmia; see SIMIAN).]
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