Definition of preprimate in English:

preprimate

noun

Zoology
  • An evolutionary ancestor of the primates; a related animal showing characteristics that are more highly developed in the primates.

adjective

Zoology
  • Ancestral to the primates; occurring before the primates in evolutionary development.

Origin

1920s. From pre- + primate.

Pronunciation

preprimate

/priːˈprʌɪmeɪt/