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Old World monkey   /oʊld wərld mˈəŋki/   Listen
Old World monkey

noun
1.
Of Africa or Arabia or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together.  Synonym: catarrhine.






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"Old World monkey" Quotes from Famous Books



... and the Lemurs. Every Lemur which has yet been examined, in fact, has its cerebellum partially visible from above; and its posterior lobe, with the contained posterior cornu and hippocampus minor, more or less rudimentary. Every marmoset, American monkey, Old World monkey, baboon or manlike ape, on the contrary, has its cerebellum entirely hidden, posteriorly, by the cerebral lobes, and possesses a large posterior cornu ...
— Note on the Resemblances and Differences in the Structure and the Development of Brain in Man and the Apes • Thomas Henry Huxley



Words linked to "Old World monkey" :   proboscis monkey, patas, Cercopithecidae, guenon, family Cercopithecidae, Nasalis larvatus, monkey, baboon, colobus monkey, mangabey, guenon monkey, Erythrocebus patas, macaque, colobus, hussar monkey, langur



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