cercopithecine


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cercopithecine

(sŭr″kō-pĭth′ĭ-sēn″, -sīn″) [NL fm. Gr. kerkos, tail + pithekos, ape]
A member of the Cercopithecinae, a subfamily of Old World monkeys that includes baboons, macaques, and other monkeys that spend their time partly on the ground and partly in trees. The males of each species are much larger and more aggressive than the females. All members of this subfamily have expandable cheek pouches for temporary storage of food, and bald, calloused skin overlying their ischial bones.
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Apes are tailless nonhuman primates that diverged from the cercopithecine monkeys about 25,000,000 years ago.
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