Meaning of plesiadapid in English:

plesiadapid

Pronunciation /ˌpliːzɪˈadəpɪd/

noun

  • A primitive primate belonging to the extinct family Plesiadapidae, known from Palaeocene fossil remains found in North America and Europe.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the family Plesiadapidae.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Science. From scientific Latin Plesiadapis, genus name + -id, after scientific Latin Plesiadapidae, family name.