Definition of colobine
: colobus 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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Origin and Etymology of colobine
French, from New Latin Colobinae (subfamily of apes), from Colobus type genus + -inae
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