col·​o·​bine ˈkä-lə-bən How to pronounce colobine (audio)
variants or less commonly colobin
plural colobines also colobins
: 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

Word History


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

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“Colobine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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