colobine

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noun col·o·bine \ˈkä-lə-bən, -ˌbīn\
variants: less commonly

colobin

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Definition of colobine

plural

colobines

also

colobins

  1. :  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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