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baboon

a PRIMATE of the genus Papio which is characterized by the presence of a dog-like muzzle, a short tail and callosities on the buttocks. There are five species in Africa and Asia.

baboon

Old World monkeys mostly in the family Cercopithecidae. They are big, with a strong facial resemblance to dogs. They are omnivorous, terrestrial, walk on all fours, and show a great variety of coloring in their distinctive ischial callosities and anogenital skin. Called also Papio.