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cebid

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Pronunciation: /ˈsiːbɪd
 
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Definition of cebid in English:

noun

Zoology
A primate of a family (Cebidae) that includes most of the New World monkeys.
Example sentences
  • It is also one of the largest cebids and is relentlessly pursued for food in South America.
  • Nursing periods among cebids are generally longer than is typical of Old World monkeys.
  • A tail is present and may be long or vestigial, but it is never fully prehensile as in many cebids.

Origin

late 19th century: from modern Latin Cebidae (plural), from the genus name Cebus.

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