Definition of adapid in English:

adapid

noun

Palaeontology
  • Any of various extinct prosimian primates of the family Adapidae, resembling lemurs and known from fossil remains of the Eocene period.

adjective

Palaeontology
  • Designating a primate of the family Adapidae; of or relating to these primates.

Origin

Early 20th century. From post-classical Latin Adapis rabbit (1493 or earlier; adopted as a genus name by G. Cuvier 1822, in his Ossemens Fossiles (ed. 2) III. 265) + -id, after scientific Latin Adapidae, family name.

Pronunciation:

adapid

/əˈdapɪd//ˈadəpɪd/