plural noun
Ceb·​i·​dae | \ ˈsebəˌdē \

Definition of Cebidae

: 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

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ceboid \ ˈsēˌbȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Cebidae

New Latin, from Cebus, type genus + -idae

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“Cebidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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