colobine

noun
col·​o·​bine | \ˈkä-lə-bən, -ˌbīn\
variants: or less commonly colobin \ˈkä-​lə-​bən \
plural colobines also colobins

Definition of colobine 

: colobus sense 2 often used before another noun Sloths, colobine monkeys and some types of antelope have gut bacteria that are finely tuned to digest only a selective repertoire of leaves.— Fiona Sunquist, International Wildlife, January–February 1991

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History and Etymology for colobine

French, from New Latin Colobinae (subfamily of apes), from Colobus type genus + -inae

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