Definition of callitrichid in English:

callitrichid

noun

Zoology
  • A primate of a family (Callitrichidae or Callithricidae) that comprises the marmosets and tamarins.

    • ‘It belongs to the family of callitrichids, which also encompasses the larger marmosets and the tamarins.’
    • ‘The callitrichids are distinct from the cebids in having claws on most digits other than the great toe’
    • ‘The co-operative breeding system of callitrichids appears to be unique amongst primates, and serves to help the breeding female care for the offspring.’
    • ‘Fiber content in the diet of callitrichids is a subject of considerable discussion.’
    • ‘When people first started looking at social systems and mating systems, they thought callitrichids were monogamous.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from modern Latin Callitrichidae (plural), from Greek kallitrikhos having beautiful hair.

Pronunciation:

callitrichid

/ˌkalɪˈtrʌɪkɪd/