Callithrix

noun
Cal·​li·​thrix | \ ˈkaləˌthriks \

Definition of Callithrix

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a genus consisting of the true marmosets

Callithrix

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Definition of Callithrix (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of callicebus

a prior name invalid as a homonym of Callithrix entry 1

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History and Etymology for Callithrix

Noun

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

New Latin, from Latin, an ape

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“Callithrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Callithrix. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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