plural noun Ceb·i·dae \ˈsebəˌdē\

Definition of Cebidae

  1. :  a family of platyrrhine monkeys comprising all the New World monkeys except the marmosets and tamarins, having one more pair of molar teeth in each jaw than the marmosets and usually a long prehensile tail, and constituting with the marmosets a superfamily that includes all the New World monkeys — compare platyrrhina


\ˈsēˌbȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cebidae

New Latin, from Cebus, type genus + -idae

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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