Cercopithecus

noun

Cer·​co·​pi·​the·​cus -pə-ˈthē-kəs How to pronounce Cercopithecus (audio) -ˈpith-ə- How to pronounce Cercopithecus (audio)
: a genus of the family Cercopithecidae that includes slender long-tailed African monkeys comprising the guenons and related forms with cheek pouches and ischial callosities

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“Cercopithecus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Cercopithecus. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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