any of several small, squirrellike, South and Central American monkeys of the genera Callithrix, Cebuella, etc., having soft fur and a long, nonprehensile tail: some species are endangered.
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How to use marmoset in a sentence
Ultrasound imaging of marmoset fetuses reveals that their mouths are already mimicking the distinctive pattern of movements used to emit their first calls, long before the production of sound.Baby marmosets may practice their first distinctive cries in the womb | Anna Gibbs | May 10, 2022 | Science News
The researchers then compared the fetal movements to the contact calls produced by the infant marmosets after birth.Baby marmosets may practice their first distinctive cries in the womb | Anna Gibbs | May 10, 2022 | Science News
Scientists have studied the common marmoset, a South American primate, and found that they experience a sort of “sympathy pregnancy” which causes them to double their weight while their mate is pregnant.
When in the canoe, the marmoset played with Grampus, as the dog was named; and when on shore it invariably travelled on his back.
It was a peculiar and remarkable and altogether extraordinary monkey, that tiny marmoset.
marmoset was fonder of riding than walking, so that Grampus had enough to do; but he did not put himself much about.
marmoset crossed over walking, like a tight-rope dancer, being quite au fait at such work.
This reminded him that he had left his pet marmoset in the Indian village, and a feeling of deep self-reproach filled his heart.
British Dictionary definitions for marmoset
any small South American monkey of the genus Callithrix and related genera, having long hairy tails, clawed digits, and tufts of hair around the head and ears: family Callithricidae
pygmy marmoset a related form, Cebuella pygmaea: the smallest monkey, inhabiting tropical forests of the Amazon
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