Definition of dwarf lemur in English:

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dwarf lemur

Entry from US English dictionary


A small Madagascan primate related to the mouse lemur, feeding primarily on fruit and gums.
  • Family Cheirogaleidae: three genera and four species.
Example sentences
  • Coquerel's dwarf lemur and the fork-marked dwarf lemur are active year-round.
  • The fat-tail dwarf lemur gorges on fruit, flowers, and insects during a short rainy season between December and February.
  • This ancestor resembled a modern dwarf lemur, weighing 1 to 2 pounds, and led a nocturnal life in tropical forests, the scientists theorize.

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Syllabification: dwarf le·mur

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