Definition of Cercopithecus

1. Noun. Type genus of the Cercopithecidae: guenons.

Exact synonyms: Genus Cercopithecus
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Cercopithecidae, Family Cercopithecidae
Member holonyms: Guenon, Guenon Monkey



Medical Definition of Cercopithecus

1. A genus of old world monkeys found in africa although some species have been introduced into the west indies. This genus is composed of at least twenty species: c. Aethiops, c. Ascanius, c. Campbelli, c. Cephus, c. Denti, c. Diana, c. Dryas, c. Erythrogaster, c. Erythrotis, c. Hamlyni, c. Lhoesti, c. Mitis, c. Mona, c. Neglectus, c. Nictitans, c. Petaurista, c. Pogonias, c. Preussi, c. Salongo, and c. Wolfi. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cercopithecus

cercises
cerclage
cercocebus
cercocebus atys
cercocystis
cercomer
cercomonad
cercopithecid
cercopithecidae
cercopithecids
cercopithecinae
cercopithecine
cercopithecines
cercopithecoid
cercopithecoids
cercopithecus (current term)
cercopithecus aethiops
cercopod
cercopods
cercus
cere
cerea flexibilitas
cereal
cereal bar
cereal bars
cereal bowl
cereal box
cereal oat
cerealin

Literary usage of Cercopithecus

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1. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1903)
"cercopithecus (67). A young animal. The left parietal is divided by a complete ... Maggi's Cases: A cercopithecus patas (63) shows a bilateral incomplete ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"XIV, 37; Fred. Cuv. 19. (The Green Monkey.)(2) It^greenish above, whitish beneath; face (1) cercopithecus, ie tailed monkey, a name used by the Greeks. ..."

3. A Hand-book to the Primates by Henry Ogg Forbes (1897)
"Habits—This species was found living in the woods on the coast in small troops of from five to six in number. THE GUENONS. GENUS cercopithecus. ..."

4. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"No valvulae conniventes. The pancreas much as in the human. The uterus, &c. lay in the pelvis, like a child's. [THE GREEN MONKEY (cercopithecus ..."

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