Caenopithecus

noun Cae·no·pi·the·cus \ ˌsēnōpə̇ˈthēkəs , ˌkīn- , -ōˈpithikəs \

Definition of Caenopithecus

: a genus of primates (family Adapidae) of the Eocene of Switzerland in some respects intermediate between tarsioids and the higher primates

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Origin and Etymology of caenopithecus

New Latin, from caen- + -pithecus


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