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A primate of a family (Cebidae) that includes most of the New World monkeys.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Callitrichids frequently give birth to twins and triplets but cebids rarely do.’
- ‘The cebids are all primarily arboreal and exhibit a number of different social systems.’
Late 19th century: from modern Latin Cebidae (plural), from the genus name Cebus.
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