Cebus

noun Ce·bus \ˈsēbəs\

Definition of Cebus

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of cebus

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


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