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1. a play on the word "primate" to indicate three America Primatologists who are famous for the pioneering work with great apes.

2. a nickname for the collective group of three female American ethologists who observe and study non-human primates: Jane Goodall - chimpanzees, Dian Fossey - gorillas, and Birute Galdikas - orangutans.

3. also known as "Leakey's Angels" since they were all sponsored and mentored by Louis Leakey.
The Trimates have made tremendous advances for feminist science.
by legaldiva May 02, 2008
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