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leaf monkey

Syllabification: leaf mon·key

Definition of leaf monkey in English:

noun

A leaf-eating, arboreal Asian monkey that is related to the langurs.
  • Genus Presbytis, family Cercopithecidae: several species
Example sentences
  • The white-bellied woodpecker, banded leaf monkey, cream-colored giant squirrel, and many tree species are all represented by just a handful of individuals.
  • Species such as the banded leaf monkey and the cream-coloured giant squirrel have lost so many of their numbers that they will likely become extinct in a few decades - hence the term ‘living dead.’
  • Only the sequences from species for which multiple sequences were cloned (human, orangutan, rhesus, leaf monkey, and guereza) were input as data.

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