Definition of Lemur

1. Noun. Large-eyed arboreal prosimian having foxy faces and long furry tails.




Definition of Lemur

1. n. One of a family (Lemuridæ) of nocturnal mammals allied to the monkeys, but of small size, and having a sharp and foxlike muzzle, and large eyes. They feed upon birds, insects, and fruit, and are mostly natives of Madagascar and the neighboring islands, one genus (Galago) occurring in Africa. The slow lemur or kukang of the East Indies is Nycticebus tardigradus. See Galago, Indris, and Colugo.

Definition of Lemur

1. Noun. Any prosimian of the infraorder ''Lemuriformes'', native only to Madagascar and some surrounding islands. ¹

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Definition of Lemur

1. an arboreal mammal related to the monkeys [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lemur

1. One of a family (Lemuridae) of nocturnal mammals allied to the monkeys, but of small size, and having a sharp and foxlike muzzle, and large eyes. They feed upon birds, insects, and fruit, and are mostly natives of Madagascar and the neighboring islands, one genus (Galago) occurring in Africa. The slow lemur or kukang of the East Indies is Nycticebus tardigradus. See Galago, Indris, and Colugo. Origin: L, a ghost, specter. So called on account of its habit of going abroad by night. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lemur

lemonish
lemonize
lemonized
lemonizes
lemonizing
lemonless
lemonlike
lemons
lemonwood
lemonwood tree
lemonwoods
lemony
lemoynite
lempira
lempiras
lemur (current term)
lemures
lemurian
lemurians
lemurid
lemuridae
lemurids
lemurine
lemurines
lemurlike
lemuroid
lemuroidea
lemuroids
lemurs
lenaite

Literary usage of Lemur

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"4641—4651, preserved in the Hunterian Collection, is of the lemur Catta : the ... 4639, is of the lemur albifrons, Geoffr. I have dissected all the above ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"lemur. — MAKIS, properly so called. Six incisors in the lower jaw compressed and slanting forwards, four in the upper that are straight, the intermediate ..."

3. Man and Apes: An Exposition of Structural Resemblances and Differences by St. George Jackson Mivart (1873)
"36), and the white-fronted lemur (Fig. 37). lemurs are very common animals in menageries, and live fairly in confinement. They make agreeable pets, ..."

4. Fur-bearing Animals in Nature and in Commerce by Henry Poland (1892)
"This is sometimes called the White-fronted lemur (lemur ... This lemur is of a grey or greyish colour all over its body, ..."

5. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1829)
"Descriptive Notice of a Specimen of lemur tardigradus Lin., Makis Cuv., kept alive for some Time at Edinburgh. By W. BAIRD, Esq. Communicated to the Plinian ..."

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