Definition of douc langur in English:

douc langur

Line breaks: douc lan¦gur
Pronunciation: /duːk
 
/
(also douc monkey)

noun

  • A langur with black, white, and orange fur, native to the tropical rainforests of SE Asia.
    • Pygathrix nemaeus, family Cercopithecidae
    More example sentences
    • The RNase1 gene was duplicated twice in ancestral ruminants at least 40 MYA, and it was also duplicated in the douc langur, an Asian colobine, approximately 4 MYA.
    • Here we use both computational and experimental approaches to address these questions in a study of the pancreatic ribonuclease gene and its duplicate gene in a leaf-eating colobine monkey, douc langur.
    • The critically endangered Tonkin snub-nosed monkey was discovered in the 1980s, and the gray-shanked douc langur was discovered in just the last few years.

Origin

late 18th century: douc via French from Vietnamese.

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