Primates

Science / Biology / Primates: The taxonomic order of mammals that includes prosimians (lemurs and tarsiers), monkeys, apes, and humans; characteristics include large brain, stereoscopic vision, and grasping hand.

Correspondences

Entertainment / Literature / Correspondences: An integral part of the medieval and Renaissance model of the universe known as the 'Chain of Being.' The idea was that different links on the Chain of Being were interconnected and had a sort of symp MORE

Filovirus

Health / Disease / Filovirus: A family of RNA viruses that target primates. There are two genera: the Ebola virus and Marburg virus. These viruses cause viral hemorrhagic fevers, characterized by bleeding and coagulation abnormali MORE

Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV)

Health / Disease / Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV): A virus that is found, in numerous strains, in primates. MORE

Rods

Science / Biology / Rods: Light receptors in primates eyes that provide vision in dim light. MORE

Cones

Science / Biology / Cones: Light receptors in primates eyes that operate in bright light; provide color vision and visual acuity. MORE

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