cercopithecoid

/ (ˌsɜːkəʊpɪˈθiːkɔɪd) /

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the primate superfamily Cercopithecoidea (Old World monkeys)

noun Also: cercopithecid (ˌsɜːkəʊpɪˈθiːsɪd)

an Old World monkey

Nearby words

  1. cercaria,
  2. cerci,
  3. cercis,
  4. cerclage,
  5. cercocystis,
  6. cercus,
  7. cere,
  8. cerea flexibilitas,
  9. cereal,
  10. cereal leaf beetle

Word Origin for cercopithecoid

C19: from Latin cercopithēcus monkey with a tail (from Greek kerkopithēkos, from kerkos tail + pithēkos ape) + -oid

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