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A langur with black, white, and orange fur, native to the tropical rainforests of SE Asia.
- ‘The RNase1 gene was duplicated twice in ancestral ruminants at least 40 MYA, and it was also duplicated in the douc langur, an Asian colobine, approximately 4 MYA.’
- ‘The critically endangered Tonkin snub-nosed monkey was discovered in the 1980s, and the gray-shanked douc langur was discovered in just the last few years.’
- ‘Here we use both computational and experimental approaches to address these questions in a study of the pancreatic ribonuclease gene and its duplicate gene in a leaf-eating colobine monkey, douc langur.’
Late 18th century: douc via French from Vietnamese.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.