Definition of douc langur in English:

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douc langur

Pronunciation: /duːk/
(also douc monkey)


A langur with black, white, and orange fur, native to the tropical rainforests of SE Asia.
  • Pygathrix nemaeus, family Cercopithecidae.
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.


Late 18th century: douc via French from Vietnamese.

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