Lemur meaning

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Any of various primates of the infraorder Lemuriformes of Madagascar and adjacent islands, having elongated lower incisors and nails on all digits except the second toe of the hind foot.
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Any of a family (Lemuridae) of prosimian primates with large eyes, a long tail, a pointed muzzle, and soft, woolly fur: they are mostly tree-dwelling and nocturnal, and are found only in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands.
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A music controller app for iOS and Android from Liine (www.liine.net) that allows users to create a custom mixing panel for their sound devices. Any hardware or software that accepts MIDI or OSC signals can be controlled with Lemur. See OSC and MIDI.
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(colloquial) Any strepsirrhine primate of the infraorder Lemuriformes, superfamily Lemuroidea, native only to Madagascar and some surrounding islands.
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(zoology) The genus Lemur, represented by the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta).
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A taxonomic genus within the family Lemuridae "” the ring-tailed lemur.
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Origin of lemur

  • New Latin Lemur genus name back-formation from Latin Lemurēs lemures (from their ghostly appearance and their nocturnal habits)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin lemurÄ“s (pl. only), "spirits of the dead". The name was originally given to the slender loris (then Lemur tardigradus) in 1754 by Carl Linnaeus. According to Linnaeus, the name was selected because of the nocturnal activity and slow movements of the slender loris. In 1758, Linnaeus added"”among others"”the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) to the genus Lemur. All other species, including the slender loris, were eventually moved to other genera. In time, the word became the colloquial name for all primates endemic to Madagascar.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin lemurÄ“s (“spirits of the dead"). The name was originally given to the slender loris (then Lemur tardigradus) in 1754 by Carl Linnaeus. According to Linnaeus, the name was selected because of the nocturnal activity and slow movements of the slender loris. In 1758, Linnaeus added"”among others"”the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) to the genus Lemur. All other species, including the slender loris, were eventually moved to other genera. In time, the word became the colloquial name for all primates endemic to Madagascar.

    From Wiktionary