Definition of pitheciine in US English:

pitheciine

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the subfamily Pitheciinae (family Cebidae) of South American monkeys, which includes the sakis and uakaris, and (according to some authors) the night monkeys and titis.

noun

Zoology
  • A monkey of the subfamily Pitheciinae.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From scientific Latin Pitheciinae, subfamily name from Pithecia, genus name + -inae; compare -ine.

Pronunciation

pitheciine

/pɪˈθiːsɪʌɪn/