1

Callithrix

noun Cal·li·thrix \ˈkaləˌthriks\

Definition of Callithrix

  1. :  a genus consisting of the true marmosets

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of callithrix

New Latin, from Latin, an ape, from Greek kallithrix beautiful-haired, from kalli- calli- + thrix hair


2

Callithrix

Cal·li·thrix \"\

Definition of Callithrix

  1. taxonomic synonym of callicebus

  1. —a prior name invalid as a homonym of 1Callithrix

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of callithrix

New Latin, from Latin, an ape


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Callithrix? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • ludwig-richter-spring-has-arrived
  • Which is a synonym of upbraid?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ