Cebidae

plural noun

Ceb·​i·​dae
ˈsebəˌdē
: 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
ceboid
ˈsēˌbȯid
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Cebus, type genus + -idae

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“Cebidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cebidae. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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