Ce·​bus | \ ˈsēbəs \

Definition of Cebus

: a genus (the type of the family Cebidae) that comprises medium-sized monkeys with well-developed thumbs and fully haired prehensile tails — see capuchin

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History and Etymology for Cebus

New Latin, from Greek kēbos, kēpos long-tailed monkey, probably from Egyptian gif, an East African ape

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“Cebus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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