Definition of guenon in English:


Syllabification: gue·non
Pronunciation: /ɡəˈnän


An African monkey found mainly in forests, with a long tail and typically a brightly colored coat. The male is much larger than the female.
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  • Putty-nosed monkeys belong to a group of African monkeys called guenons.
  • We focused on the vocal behavior of the adult male because other studies have shown that adult male guenons produce predator-specific alarm calls in response to eagles and leopards.
  • Two indels were present in exons: a five amino acid deletion in exon 9 was present in humans and apes, and a single amino acid deletion in exon 14 occurred in cercopithecine Old World monkeys (macaque and guenon).


mid 19th century: from French, of unknown origin.

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