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n. pl. muriqui or mur·i·quis
Either of two species of large arboreal leaf-eating monkeys (Brachyteles arachnoides or B. hypoxanthus) found only in Brazil, having a long prehensile tail and thick fleecy fur. Also called woolly spider monkey.

[Portuguese buriqui, muriqui, from Tupí mbïrï′ki.]
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