Definition of Papio
1. Noun. Baboons.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Cercopithecidae, Family Cercopithecidae
Medical Definition of Papio
1. A genus of the subfamily cercopithecinae, family cercopithecidae, consisting of seven named species: p. Ursinus (chacma baboon), p. Cynocephalus (yellow baboon), p. Papio (western or guinea baboon), p. Anubis (anubis or olive baboon), p. Hamadryas (hamadryas or sacred baboon), p. Sphinx (mandrill), and p. Leucophaeus (drill). Some authors have recognised a separate genus for the drill and mandrill: mandrillus. The papio genus is geographically distributed throughout east and west africa, arabia, egypt, and the sudan. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Papio
Literary usage of Papio
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"... attachment is to the same part of each testis, and the very same sort of attachment in each. [THE MANDRILL, or Rib-nosed Baboon (papio Maimón, Linn.). ..."
2. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"Baboons (papio) may be divided into several species, all of which are found in ... Hamadryas baboons (papio hamadryas) are found in Ethiopia and on portions ..."
3. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"S. papio cristata, the crested baboon, has very long and dishevelled hair on the ... S. papio maimón, the mandril, or ribbed nose baboon, has a short tail, ..."