Cercocebus

noun

Cer·​co·​ce·​bus
ˌsərkəˈsēbəs
: a genus of long-tailed monkeys of western Africa comprising the mangabeys and having prominent ischial callosities and white upper eyelids

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from cerc- + Greek kēbos, a long-tailed monkey

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

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