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A small, slow-moving nocturnal primate with a short tail, living in the tropical forests of Africa.
- ‘Furthermore, Pottos have areas for blood storage in their hands and feet.’
- ‘The other small primates like bush babies are pottos.’
- ‘He nominates the potto - a loris from western and central Africa - as an example.’
Early 18th century: perhaps from Guinea dialect.
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