Definition of callitrichid in English:


Line breaks: cal¦li|tri¦chid
Pronunciation: /ˌkalɪˈtrʌɪkɪd


  • A primate of a family (Callitrichidae or Callithricidae) that comprises the marmosets and tamarins.
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    • It belongs to the family of callitrichids, which also encompasses the larger marmosets and the tamarins.
    • The callitrichids are distinct from the cebids in having claws on most digits other than the great toe
    • When people first started looking at social systems and mating systems, they thought callitrichids were monogamous.


late 18th century: from modern Latin Callitrichidae (plural), from Greek kallitrikhos 'having beautiful hair'.

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